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  •  Except he spent two hours denying (4+ / 0-)
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    TofG, mrblifil, JVolvo, Gurnt

    Christie had an entire press conference dedicated to his assertion that he knew nothing about the lane closures.

    •  I'm trying to remember the exact phrasing (0+ / 0-)

      Did he deny knowing about the lane closures at all?  Or did he deny knowing about any controversy around the lane closures, or that his staff was directly involved?  IOW, did he not know about lanes being closed at all, or did he not know about the Lane Closure Scandal?

      We'll also have to see the extent of the evidence for the claims that he knew.  If it is a copy on one e-mail or something like that, then he might be able to skate by with a "I'm very busy.  I guess I didn't see that.  I rely on my staff to bring important matters to my attention" excuse, and then all the Fox Newsies will run out saying "Well, who here HANSN'T missed one e-mail in their lives?"

      Personally, I think the idea that he didn't know or didn't set up a culture of payback to be ludicrous, but you'll need good evidence if you want to convince enough people to force him out.

      •  From his initial statement: (2+ / 0-)
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        Cardinal Fang, royce

        "I had no knowledge or involvement in this issue, in its planning or its execution, and I am stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here."

        I'm looking through the transcript of the press conference and I'm about to start reading through the question and answer part of it. Want me to let you know if I find any other relevant quotes?

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