Not since the choking on a chicken bone incident have things gone this haywire for a guy named Christie:
One of the things that made us most curious about this was that Christie’s negligence (he was driving the wrong direction on a one-way street) seemed so clear that we were wondering whether the accident didn’t lead to a lawsuit.
Earlier today, NJN asked Christie whether the accident had led to a lawsuit. And Christie said, point blank, no.
But a few hours after getting Christie’s flat denial, NJN found records of a 2004 suit, which appears to have been later settled out of court.
If you’ve ever read the book How
Win Rig An Election, which I highly recommend to everyone, you’ll remember that the pivotal moment in the author’s career is when his candidate wins a big New Jersey race by discovering records that his opponent had committed a nasty traffic infraction years ago.