The vexing case of Drudge’s Chris Christie photos [SLIDESHOW]

In “Three Days of the Condor,” a Robert Redford flick (based on a harrowingly mediocre book called “Six Days of the Condor“), a CIA employee sits around in a clandestine office reading mystery and spy novels in the hopes of decoding possible enemy secrets.

Sound implausible? Of course it does. It’s patently ridiculous.

But consider this: the inestimable blogger Ann Althouse has observed that Internet icon Matt Drudge frequently seems to promote a theme or send some kind of message by way of the headlines and the handful of images on his website. Sometimes, that message is pretty obvious. Other times, it’s more subtle and undefined.

Over the course of the last several months, Drudge has published a number of different photos of Chris Christie. He could be trying to send some cryptic message about the New Jersey governor through the photos he has chosen. But what is it?

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  • Christie appears to be pointing to his teleprompter in this image that Drudge put on his site in August 2012. Could the text on that teleprompter provide a clue? Photo: Associated Press
  • In this photo that Drudge published in January 2013, Christie speaks to a crowd of older people in a venue that looks somewhat military or industrial. Is it Area 51? Photo: Jan 17 2013 AP Photo Mel Evans
  • Here's the governor on Saturday Night Live. Jeremy Renner was the host that night. Renner also appeared in "The Hurt Locker," an Iraq War movie, and "The Bourne Legacy," a movie about a shadowy black ops program. The photo was on the Drudge Report in November 2012. Photo: NBC
  • Christie and President Obama are wearing nearly matching blue shirts in this photo that appeared on Drudge last Halloween. Blue is the color associated with Democrats in the modern-day United States. Photo:  Christie Oct 31 2012 Screen shot 2012-10-31 at 9.35.18 AM
  • In this photo that appeared on the Drudge Report in February 2013, Christie's tie is skewed to the right. Isn't that some Skull and Bones thing? And who is in the portrait behind him? Photo: AP Photo/Mel Evans