“The memo from Gov. Chris Christie’s office attacking former appointee David Wildstein’s credibility landed with a thud. It was a striking and deeply personal broadside coming from a chief executive of a state, and even his allies called it a mistake,” Politico reports.
“But one important person hadn’t seen the missive ahead of time: the governor himself.”
“Christie’s aides did not run the document – which took the extraordinary step of highlighting incidents from Wildstein’s high school days – by the governor before they sent it out, according to two people familiar with the matter. Instead, someone tucked the high school lines into a daily briefing email to the governor’s supporters, and blasted it out earlier than planned. Another round of unflattering news coverage ensued.”
This little piece of spin is so stupid that the one thing we can be sure of is that it was leaked to Politico without Christie’s knowledge.