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Christie: We Let People Down

Blunt as always, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched into his annual State of the State address with a word on the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. "The last week has certainly tested this administration. Mistakes were clearly made," he said. "And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better." But that was all the air time given to what's being called Bridgegate, and the rest of the speech touched on the state's improved economic state, a cut in the crime rate, Hurricane Sandy recovery, and proposed longer school day. Christie is facing two investigations, one over the bridge scandal and one for the use of storm recovery funds for political purposes.