RUSH: So Christie’s fired a couple people now. Back on December 23rd, he was first asked about this on some radio town hall meeting. He was first asked about this, and he told people then that his staff assured him there was nothing to it, didn’t know anything about it, nobody knew, there was nothing to it. He expanded on that a little bit today when the story began to take off. He told his staff (paraphrasing), “Look, you got one hour. I’m gonna have you debriefed by somebody, counsel in my office. You got one hour.”
He said that he feels totally betrayed. That people in his office lied to him about it, lied to his counsel about it, and so a couple people have been fired as of today. And he spent, now going over an hour with the media in New Jersey, and the media turned on this guy just like they turned on McCain. It was predictable. He’s getting questions that presidents used to get. He hasn’t, for example, been asked, “Tell us, Governor, what do you like about the job? What are the surprises that you didn’t expect? What is your day like?” He hasn’t gotten anything like that.
These have been probing, pointed questions that are rooted in a media that doesn’t believe him, or is acting like they don’t believe him. They’re going full bore, and he’s bearing up under it well. But it is nevertheless, it is the Obama defense. “I didn’t know any of this was going on.” Now, there’s a lot to say about this. We’re spending now over an hour press conference on lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. We haven’t spent this much time on a press conference on four Americans dying on Benghazi.