Gov. Chris Christie did not mention the fracas sparked by the George Washington Bridge lane closures in the first speech of his second term.
He did allude to the spirit of bipartisanship - noteworthy in light of allegations that his administration has pressured Democratic mayors. "We cannot fall victim to the attitude of Washington, DC: the attitude that says I am always right and you are always wrong. The attitude that puts everyone into a box they are not permitted to leave," he said during his remarks. "The attitude that puts political wins ahead of policy agreements. The belief that compromise is a dirty word."
"Today, we enter the final leg of this journey together with more hope than we have had in years and the trust that comes from partners who have shared with each other the hard truths that come from decisive action," Christie said.