Dick Polman suspects that history is repeating itself once more all over again.
When I heard yesterday that a law firm hired by Chris Christie had released a bridge scandal report absolving Chris Christie, I couldn’t help but recall Richard Nixon’s similar ruse in the spring of 1974.
Just as Christie’s hired guns (hired for $1 million at taxpayers’ expense) falsely claim to have written a “comprehensive and exhaustive” report, Nixon falsely claimed in a nationally televised address that his release of Oval Office transcripts contained “all the relevant portions” of his conversations about Watergate. Just as Christie’s legal eagles are touting their report as the final word on Bridgegate – Christie knew nothing! He was screwed by a few scheming aides! – Nixon insisted that his release of 2,400 transcript pages (but not the actual tapes) would absolve him and put his scandal to rest.
In both cases, not.
More history at the link.