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January 14, 2014


Christie Survives (So Far)

Michael Gerson: "Judged purely as a matter of politics, Christie has done well. Assuming his vehement denial of all involvement is accurate -- the alternative is the end of his credibility and his career -- Christie's news conference was a model of crisis management. He accepted responsibility without admitting culpability. He apologized while maintaining he was a victim. I can't recall a political figure who has done the scandal drill -- mistakes were made, heads will roll -- any better."

"In the pre-primary primary, this is actually a qualification. Presidential candidates, who are often human beings, have been known to face draft-record controversies, bimbo eruptions, early DUI revelations, drug-use allegations, questions about discreditable pastoral associations and the like. The successful ones share Christie's talent for crisis containment."












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