Fired Christie Aide Remains Loyal, for Now

FORT LEE, NJ - JANUARY 09: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on January 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. According to reports Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is accused of giving a signal to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge, allegedly as punishment for the Fort Lee, New Jersey mayor not endorsing the Governor during the election. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2014 Getty Images

Chris Christie was so hurt by former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s alleged betrayal that he couldn’t bring himself to ask for an explanation before firing her, but in case any of her former colleagues are curious, she’s not doing great. The New York Times reports that with reporters staking out her home, the mother of four has gone into hiding. Friends say that despite her “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” e-mail, she’s not a ruthless political operative or even a rule-breaker. She’s said to be very upset about how her actions have hurt her former boss, though he publicly branded her a liar. “Her unrequited loyalty is not wavering,” says a friend. Since she’s certain to be subpoenaed in various investigations, that may prove helpful for the governor.