Top Christie Staff Sought Lane Closings as Revenge By KATE ZERNIKEJAN. 8, 2014 In December, Gov. Chris Christie announced the resignation of Bill Baroni, a Port Authority official, as the controversy threatened Mr. Christies political fortunes. Newly released emails and text messages show that Gov. Chris Christies office was closely involved with lane closings on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in September, and that officials closed the lanes as retribution against the Democratic mayor whose town was gridlocked as a result. NYT Well, this opera seems to be over, at a least once the fat man sings and he has no choice now. He'll have to fire a huge number of staff just to appease the republicans who are fawning all over him. There's no hope for him now in national politics now that the evidence is there to prove that he is truly the most partisan of hacks.