Maybe that should read “open season”. Report at NYMag:
… The day after it emerged that one of his subpoenaed aides had resigned, More news emerged about another person in Christie’s orbit who ran into trouble: Trooper William Carvouni, a member of Christie’s security detail, was arrested on January 8 for shoplifting from a Cabela’s sporting-goods store. He allegedly stole $267 worth of gun accessories and a hat by putting them in his cargo pants pockets and on his head, respectively. Then the 35-year-old Carvouni allegedly asked police to go easy on him on account of his job with the governor…
You’d think, somewhere during his police training, someone would’ve used the well-known legal aphorism: Never steal something worth less than the penalty you risk if you’re caught. Or else the nuns at my parochial school were right — hanging around with bad companions will sap your moral fibre!
ETA: Can’t resist putting in a recommendation for the ongoing series from veteran NJ-Port-Authority-watcher Scott Raab at Esquire:
… From the moment Chris Christie spent his 2-hour press conference feeling sad and betrayed by the same people he empowered and relied on, one overarching truth was made plain: For Christie to survive his second term as Governor, many people — all with careers, families, and dreams of their own — would have to fall on their own swords. Such people may, in theory, exist. None of ’em worked for Chris Christie.