Sunday Sound Bites

Christie’s Bridge-Gate, the Gates Memoir, and GOP Ammo

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Eliza Krigman
Jan. 12, 2014, 8:18 a.m.

The New Jer­sey gov­ernor is still stuck in a polit­ic­al traffic jam, but Chris Christie’s 107-minute apo­logy ap­pears to have earned a fa­vor­able rat­ing from the Sunday pun­dit cir­cuit. 

Plus, the new mem­oir from former de­fense sec­ret­ary Robert Gates has al­lowed Re­pub­lic­ans like Flor­ida Sen­at­or Marco Ru­bio to at­tack Obama’s mil­it­ary acu­ity. “Duty,” which cri­ti­cizes the pres­id­ent’s hand­ling of the Afgh­anistan war, “con­firms our worst fears,” ac­cord­ing to Ru­bio — that the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s for­eign policy is largely “driv­en by polit­ics.” 

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