So it took Chris Christie SEVEN HOURS in hiding to craft this (bolding mine):
What I've seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge. One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.Here is the problem with that boldface lie - "...a member of my staff..."
In tonight's editorial, Christie’s Waterloo, the Daily News (and many other sources) reports:
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” the governor’s deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly wrote to Wildstein on Aug. 13, starting the chain of irresponsible actions...Dear Chris,
When Foye began to undo the closures, Wildstein wrote Kelly, “The New York side gave Fort Lee back all three lanes this morning. We are appropriately going nuts. Samson helping us to retaliate.” Wildstein was referring to PA Chairman David Samson, Christie’s appointee.
Also looped in to lie about what had happened were Christie’s press secretary, Michael Drewniak, and campaign manager Bill Stepien.
You seem to have a major counting problem as well as a truthfulness problem.
No, "a member" of your staff did not lie to you. Can you count to 3, Chris... 1 - 2 - 3. Evidence clearly indicates that at least THREE members of your staff lied to you (or you are lying with them).
You can't even get the apology/disclaimer/buck-stops-there right.