January 2014 edition of The New Yorker magazine
CitroŽn pulled out of the North American market in the mid seventies,
the January 2014 edition of The New Yorker magazine featured a cartoon
showing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie playing ball on the George
“[and for the record, I am not a car person - I learned to drive at 38 years old - so I didn't notice the unfamiliar CitroŽn even as I was drawing it]”
So unfortunately it wasn’t matter of subliminal placement, a passion for CitroŽns, or anything like that. But we can be thankful that somehow Barry was dealt a traffic shot by Google that featured a CitroŽn. And who says we can’t believe it was divine intervention by the late Andrť CitroŽn himself to tell PSA Peugeot CitroŽn that they should be selling cars again in the USA?
The whole incident with Mr Christie stems from gridlock that was allegedly engineered to punish a Democratic New Jersey mayor who did not endorse the Governor’s re-election.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelly, a top
aid to Governor Christie wrote on 13 August to David Wildstein, a
political appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,
which controls the bridge. “Got it,” Mr Wildstein replied.
Mr Christie, seen as a potential future Republican presidential candidate, said on Thursday Jan 8, that he felt “embarrassed and humiliated” by the incident and denied any involvement, blaming “deceitful” staff. That same day he fired Ms. Kelly. And Mr Wildstein has since resigned.
Clearly, there is still considerable interest in the USA regarding the marque.
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