So, due to other high profile scandals, I haven't been following bridge-gate very closely. That being said, I understand that its Chris Christie's NJ administration had something to do with shutting down a heavy use bridge to spite and or get revenge against a Democrat for something or other.
I fail to see how inconveniencing the plebs could do anything to harm a politician. Could someone explain this scandal in a bit more detail than the various slanted news articles around it? Specifically how the Christie administration benefited from the slowdown?