But here's the intriguing part. The reports add that the tickets had the words "NO DEAL" in the margin, and one radio report strongly implies that Christie tried to throw his weight around.
Flash back a few years (2006). Then recently appointed Attorney General Zulima Farber shows up at the scene when her boyfriend gets pulled over in Fairview (Bergen County). Farber reportedly says to the hapless police officer, "Don't you know who I am?" (or something very much to that effect) and otherwise acts or speaks inappropriately (at least for an AG) to secure a special favor we mere civilians do not enjoy.
All you need to know is that Governor Corzine practically ordered Farber -- the state's first Hispanic/Latina attorney general -- to resign and leave before the door hit her on the way out.
If Christie is perceived by the voters as embodying "the culture of entitlement," he will be seen as another politics-as-usual hypocrite and will be DOA if he stays on the ballot. (See earlier article "It's Torricelli Time.")
The bleeding continues. It's only August. At this rate, Corzine's toughest obstacle to re-election will have been Hudson County's 9/11 conspiracy theorist Jeff Boss.
If Christie were a stock, he'd be getting shorted. It's a trading mentality. His brother would know.
Eric Dixon is a New York lawyer and strategic analyst who engages in crisis management and other matters. Mr. Dixon cautions readers that this article is not legal advice. Mr. Dixon may be contacted for further comment through edixon@NYBusinessCounsel.com, or at 917-696-2442.