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Note at the end of the article, Christie says this ...

“I’m trying to get my arms around an awful situation and understand it, and then address it, and then resolve it.”

What we're likely to see now is Christie go to ground for a week, mount his own personal investigation ("get my arms around" it), and then reemerge as the ultimate whistleblower on widespread pay to play in New Jersey politics and particularly in his own administration and among his own appointees.

This may seem less than credible on the surface. But consider this: Christie is perfectly positioned to blow the lid off the whole thing. He holds all the cards.

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