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Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at an event hosted by The McCain Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
Will be needing a better answer than "oops."
The problem for Christie and his "office" is not that they would be perceived to be using the office of governor as petty personal fiefdom. The problem for Christie and his "office" is this.
Emergency responders were delayed in attending to four medical situations – including one in which a 91-year-old woman lay unconscious – due to traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, according to the head of the borough’s EMS department.

The woman later died, borough records show.

And this.
"There was a missing child that day. The police had trouble conducting that search because they were tied up directing traffic," says Jan Goldberg, a Fort Lee councilman who works with local emergency personnel.
Endangering the public safety as "payback" for a member of the opposing party not sufficiently cowing to you would seem to be beyond what a non-sociopath would consider to be reasonable policy.

6:21 AM PT (Barbara Morrill): Christie will be holding a press conference at 11 ET to address the scandal (aka serving reporters a word salad while looking sad). We'll be liveblogging it here, so tune in.

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