The Evil Genius of Political Retaliation, Bridget Anne Kelly, Mr. Christie’s deputy chief of staff for legislative and intergovernmental affairs was fired by Governor Christie. Bridget found a diabolical way to pay-back political enemies. Close four lanes of the George Washington Bridge. A mastermind of retaliation, she emailed David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s at the Port Authority which runs the George Washington Bridge. Bridget’s email said: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

Northampton township also knows a bit about illicitly using the power of government to punish enemies and reward friends. The Supervisors just fired a Democrat and hired a Republican to do the video recording. Several years ago a supervisor sent an e-mail reminding potential contributors how well they do when Republicans ran the show.