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Will’s Take: Christie ‘Cauterized the Wound’

George Will said on Special Report that Chris Christie “cauterized the wound” of the “Bridgegate” scandal “if, but only if, he satisfied the first rule of Crisis Management 101, which is to get everything out all at once so you don’t suffer a kind of water torture of drip, drip, drip.”

Will added that Christie succeeded in the second and third rules of crisis management — which are to not use a “lawyered statement” and to act — by speaking in “honest, thumping words” and by firing someone immediately.

 “The remaining question will be,” Will said, “‘is there something in the atmosphere of the governor’s office that encouraged rogue behavior on the part of these people?’”

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