Christie: 'Mistakes Were Clearly Made' He opens state-of-the-state address with acknowledgement of bridge scandal By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jan 14, 2014 2:51 PM CST 59 comments Comments New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his annual address Tuesday at the Statehouse in Trenton. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Newser) – It is generally not a good thing when a governor has to begin his annual state-of-the-state address with a promise to "cooperate with all appropriate inquiries." But such is the case in New Jersey, where Chris Christie addressed Bridgegate right off the bat this afternoon, reports CNN. The Star-Ledger has the full text of the speech, but here are some relevant quotes: "The last week has certainly tested this administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better. Much better." "I am the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch—both good and bad." "Without a doubt we will cooperate with all appropriate inquiries to ensure this breach of trust does not happen again." "What has occurred does not define us or our state."