From my column today for CNN, an excerpt:
At worst, Christie seems like a bully who ordered or inspired his staff to punish political opponents. At best, Christie seems like a passive leader who doesn’t have a handle on his top staff. Either way, Christie is taking a hit; as a new poll shows, Christie’s approval rating among New Jersey voters has fallen from 65% to 59% in one month.
Moreover, the incident has taken a toll on his personal reputation. A year ago, 70% of New Jerseyans held a favorable personal impression of Christie. Today, that number is just 44%. And cementing the sense that Christie hasn’t told the full story, 51% of New Jerseyans said they believe Christie hasn’t been completely honest yet about what he knows about the bridge closings.
You’ll wanna read the rest, including the latest accusations and revelations, here.