Clearly Gov. Christie has and will learn a lot about the GWB scandal.  Hopefully one of the main takeaways he will embrace is to not ridicule the press anymore.  After months of him telling the press that the were making political hay out of nothing, it turns out they were on to something he should have absolutely known about from day one.

When the press smelled something afoul, he should have done more within his office than ask his staff if they knew of anything, he should have investigated fully. It looks bad when the Bergen Record knows more about the issue than Christie himself does, which also makes you think maybe he is not being 100% truthful. You want to believe Christie (as he wanted to and then did believe his staff) but this is a “trust but verify” situation and always has been. For that, Christie shows poor leadership of himself and his staff, and poor analysis of the issue overall.