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Port Authority Scandal Is Result Of Leadership, Patronage Mess, Analysts Say

Jameson W. Doig, who wrote the definitive history of the Port Authority, warned almost two years ago of the dangers inherent in the growing “politicization” of the bistate agency.
Port Authority Scandal Is Result Of Leadership, Patronage Mess, Analysts Say
David Wildstein, Christie pal in the middle of the Port Authority scandal, is planning to resign, news reports say. Image from: Flickr

Via NJSpotlight:

The Bridge-gate scandal that forced the resignations of two of Gov. Chris Christie’s Port Authority appointees was the inevitable result of divided leadership, growing patronage, and increased gubernatorial meddling in the operations of the multibillion-dollar New York-New Jersey agency, transportation experts said yesterday.

In fact, Jameson W. Doig, who wrote the definitive history of the Port Authority, warned almost two years ago of the dangers inherent in the growing “politicization” of the bistate agency. He also cautioned against the transformation of its 12 commissioners into “obedie...

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