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January 14, 2014

Bridget Kelly's Friends: You Know, She Always Followed the Chain of Command...

Fired Christie aide Bridget Kelly's friends are putting out the word that she's not the type to go rogue on a bridge closing.

The NYT reports:

“She follows the chain of command,” said a friend who, like nearly everyone contacted for this story, insisted on anonymity to avoid being caught up in the continuing investigations. “She’s not a cowboy.”…

The New York Times seems, get this, a bit invested in pushing its strong suggestion that Kelly acted under orders. Here are their other proofs for the proposition that Kelly would not have acted on her own initiative:

At first glance, nothing about Ms. Kelly’s life — not her strict Catholic upbringing; her close-knit extended family; her decision to send her children to the same Catholic schools she attended in her hometown, Ramsey; or her fierce loyalty to her political mentors — would suggest anything but a dutiful, behind-the-scenes role player.

Seriously, New York Times? Your main proof that she only acts as ordered is that she's Catholic?

Oh I see. Catholics, being zealous footsoldiers of the Invisible Army of Rome, are hierarchical to a fault.

I don't consider it silly to suggest that Christie ordered this or had knowledge of it. What I object to is the ludicrous lengths to which the New York Times is willing to go to sell its progressive readers on the preferred progressive narrative about the main threat to the progressive succession in 2016.

AllahPundit observes:

It says “at first glance” because the article goes on to cite other Jersey pols who say Kelly seemed to change once she made Christie’s inner circle, becoming more “brusque” and insular and seemingly enjoying the payback she was dishing out. Peggy Noonan spitballed the same possibility in her column the other day: Give a low-ranking political hack a taste of real power and there’s no telling how they’ll behave.

Yeah, but that's normal political hacks, not, you know, Catholic Flesh-Robots of the Inexorable Papist Subversion.

And speaking of, Ed Morrissey has some thoughts on US News & World Report's argument that insane anti-Catholic bigotry is simply "fair commentary."

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