Stephen Colbert sums up Chris Christie's political philosophy and the revenge-driven lane closures on the George Washington Bridge thusly: "It's my way or I shut down your highway."
On Thursday's "Colbert Report," Colbert mock praised the New Jersey governor as "committed to proving the core conservative value that government is the problem -- even if he has to create those problems himself."
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Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at email@example.com.