Wow - well, this is all you need to know:
1) Christie wanted the public endorsement of New Jersey Dem' mayors so he could post a huge re-election win and convince everyone he was the 2016 Presidential candidate for the GOP.
2) The Fort Lee mayor would not endorse him.
3) In August, the man charged with getting the endorsement was asked one final time whether the mayor would endorse. No, he will not.
4) The NEXT DAY Bridget Kelly writes the famous, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" email.
The Christie plan was to use the carrot first, and then the stick. For Christie to claim that he had no idea that this was his campaign strategy is ludicrous. Another word comes to mind though -- Nixonian.