Gov. Chris Christie, seeking to stanch the damage the scandal had caused to his political fortunes, fired her as his deputy chief of staff after that, calling her “stupid.” But the report commissioned by Mr. Christie and released Thursday doubles down on a strategy of portraying Ms. Kelly as duplicitous, weeping frequently and dependent on men for approval and stability.
Ms. Kelly’s lawyer did not respond to requests for comment Thursday. But the report’s depiction of Ms. Kelly outraged her friends, as well as Mr. Christie’s critics.
“This report was meant to whitewash Governor Christie’s reputation as a bully, but it actually confirms that he does embrace a culture of intimidation and retaliation,” said Lis Smith, a Democratic consultant who worked for the man Mr. Christie defeated in 2009, Gov. Jon S. Corzine. “He’s throwing every sexist slur at Kelly while needlessly and aggressively injecting details about her personal life. It’s a cynical attempt to distract from the real story.”
If I was Bridget Anne Kelly, I'd be looking for the opportunity to make Governor Christie pay for this smear job he had the lawyers who put together this "whitewash" do on her.
The Times points out the report didn't do the same smear job on Kelly's alleged co-conspirator in Bridgegate, David Wildstein, that it did on her.
Just another example of Christie's misogyny.
We've seen this stuff before - like when he screams at teachers while his wife grins in the background.