As John Sexton related on Friday, the Justice Department hasn't been able to find anything liking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the "Bridgegate" scandal (and you know Eric Holder's people were very, very keen to find such a linkage.) It remains to be seen how the bridge affair will affect Christie's political future, which may or may not include a run at the White House. Some think his vindication after such intense media coverage will make the story a net plus for him, at least among swing voters. Others wonder if the special sauce from even a nothingburger scandal might have stained him; not only will the media be sure to remind everyone he was "embattled" by the story - and some sort of wheezy partisan investigation will still be limping along in the background of New Jersey politics through the end of 2016 - but voters may think he bears some lingering managerial responsibility for the people who were behind closing those bridge lanes, even though Christie acted quickly and decisively once the story broke.
The nothingburger non-scandal that might have even more fallout has gotten a lot less coverage than Bridgegate. In Wisconsin, the corrupt Democrat-union machine went after Governor Scott Walker with a vengeance, as a partisan prosecutor launched a multi-year "John Doe" investigation of the entire Wisconsin conservative community, desperately trying to find some evidence that Walker violated campaign-finance laws. (Given the way union bosses own the Democrat Party in the state lock, stock, and barrel - to the point where they once snapped their fingers and made the entire Democrat caucus in the legislature abandon their duties and flee the state to avoid tough votes - the spectacle of SWAT teams raiding the homes of conservative activists to look for evidence they might have improperly coordinated with Walker's campaign is darkly comical.)