|Fort Lee in the foreground with George Washing Bridge leading to The Bronx one of the five boroughs in New York City.|
The GW Bridge is a major transportation route linking Fort Lee to the borough of The Bronx, Manhattan and other neighboring suburbs in upstate New York. For four days, traffic was transformed into a virtual parking lot as the lanes reminded close disrupting crucial emergency vehicles transporting patients suffering from heart attacks or answering emergency calls. A 91 year old woman later died as a result of the closure. It also delayed school children driving between both towns on their way to the first day of the new school year. The school children were equally mocked by Wildstein for being supporters of NJ Senator Barbara Buono. Whether the school children are politically minded or not is the least of their worries. Disrupting children's education or causing deaths for a personal political vendetta is despicable in anywhere in the world. Once again, the world is witnessing the double standards American politicians be they the governor or congressional members are showing to their own citizens. While the United States preaches exceptional good governance and reducing corruption around the world, within the country it downplays corruption and punishing vendettas against opposing political leaders that literally hurts ordinary children, men and women via denying access to necessary critical infrastructure. The school children and adults have had enough of political leaders' nonsensical punishments. As Americans go to the polls for the upcoming 2014 Midterm elections across the country, many voters will keep Christie's Fort Lee Bridge scandal in mind as well as the previous Government Shutdown among other lesser political vendettas.