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Commissioner Steve Novick

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Chris Christie and Roseanne Roseannadana

I was delighted to see that in a column on the Chris Christie / Fort Lee traffic jam story, Gail Collins observed that it’s the first time most Americans have thought about Fort Lee since Gilda Radner’s Roseanne Roseannadana used to get letters from “a Mr. Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey.”Then I saw that a random blogger had picked up on the same thought last month, borrowing from one of the actual “Richard Feder letters”:

A Mr. Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey writes in and says: "Dear Chris Christie, last Thursday I was in the massive traffic jam you caused. Now, I'm depressed, I gained weight, my face broke out, I'm nauseous, I'm constipated, my feet swelled, my gums are bleedin', my sinuses are clogged, I got heartburn, I'm cranky and I have gas. ... What should I do?"

I still miss Gilda Radner desperately …