(Jen Chung) NJ Governor Chris Christie outlined his plans for the Garden State, including a longer school day. But he kicked things off by addressing the biggest issue currently facing his administration—Bridgegate.

The somewhat humbled governor said, "The last week has certainly tested this Administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better. Much better. Iam the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch — both good and bad. Without a doubt we will cooperate with all appropriate inquiries to ensure this breach of trust does not happen again."


He continued, "But I also want to assure the people of New Jersey today that what has occurred does not define us or our state. This Administration and this Legislature will not allow the work that needs to be done to improve the people’s lives in New Jersey to be delayed. I am the leader of this state and its people and I stand here today proud to be both.... I'm alway, always determined to do better." Better than playing payback politics, eh?

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