Email Chains, Lanes and Automobiles

  • Aired:  01/08/14
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The Chris Christie administration allegedly closes a lane on the George Washington Bridge as a means of political retribution. (2:46)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A PROGRAM TONIGHT!

TONIGHT ON THE PROGRAM RICHARDCORDRAY HE IS THE HEAD OF BRAND

NEW U.S. CONSUMER FINANCEPROTECTION BUREAU.

HE IS ON THE PROGRAM TONIGHT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]ONLY A "THE DAILY SHOW" CROWD

CHEERS EQUALLY AS VOCIFEROUSLYAND ENTHUSIASTICALLY FOR

LEGALIZED MARIJUANA AND --AND -- THE HEAD OF U.S. CONSUMER

FINANCE PROTECTION BUREAU.

ONLY HERE DO YOU GET THAT.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]AS WE DO EVERY NIGHT, LET'S GET

TO YOUR TRAFFIC ON THE ONES.

[ LAUGHTER ]IF YOU ARE COMING TO NEW YORK

CITY ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTONBRIDGE --

[LAUGHTER]-- AND IT'S LAST SEPTEMBER.

[ LAUGHTER ]YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT THE

TRAFFIC CONGESTION HAS SHIFTEDFROM ITS NORMAL HELLISH

CONGESTION TO A SORT OF SOULCRUSHING VORTEX OF EXHAUST AND

HONKING WHERE YOU AND YOURVEHICLE MERGE INTO ONE

STATIONARY AMALGAM OF STEEL,FUMES AND BROKEN DREAMS AND AN

EZ-PASS.

YOU MAY HAVE THOUGHT TO YOURSELFIN SEPTEMBER AT THIS BRIDGE AS

YOU SAT UNMOVING FOR HOURS --HUH, IS GODZILLA ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF THIS BRIDGE DESTROYINGTHE TOWN?

AND IF SO, COULD I TAKE THELOWER LEVEL OF THE BRIDGE?

[LAUGHTER]ANYWAY, THE TRAFFIC ON THE FORT

LEE SIDE OF THAT BRIDGE WAS SOUNUSUAL THAT IT HAD TO BE LOOKED

INTO.

>> THE ALLEGATION IS THAT THISWAS IN RETALIATION BY THE

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION BECAUSETHE MAYOR OF FORT LEE DID NOT

ENDORSE GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: THAT IS THE MOST AS --

CHRISTIE HAD A 24-POINT LEADOVER HIS OPPONENT DEMOCRAT WHO

KNOWS BARBARA BUONO.

THE IDEA THAT CHRISTIE WAS SOMAD AT A MAYOR FOR NOT ENDORSING

MADHIM HE'S GONNA (bleep) THEINGWHOLE TOWN'S BRIDGE ACCESS.

YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE THE WORLD'SMOST PETTY, SPITEFUL

PERSON. IT DOESN'TPUNISH FORT LEE'S MAYOR.

IT PUNISHES PEOPLE TRYING TO GETTHE (bleep) OUT OF FORT LEE.

[ LAUGHTER ]THE MAYOR HE'S THE ONE GUY WHO

HAS TO STAY THERE

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