‘Mistakes were clearly made’: Christie kicks off speech in passive voice

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie alluded to the Bridgegate scandal in the first sentences of his State of the State speech Tuesday afternoon, saying, “The last week has certainly tested this administration. Mistakes were clearly made, and we let down those we were supposed to serve.” Suddenly it seemed everyone was an English teacher.

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For what it’s worth, Christie did slip back into active voice, saying, “I am the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch — both good and bad.” Does he deserve credit for that?

1. "Mistakes were clearly made"

2. "Cones were put in place"

3. "Presidential ambitions were thwarted

#PassiveVoice— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) January 14, 2014

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