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What Obama can learn from Christie

After the revelations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office may have orchestrated four days of lane closures and traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, Christie did exactly what every leader should do after a scandal. He apologized and then fired people.

Whether or not Christie knew about the alleged retaliation measures against the mayor of Fort Lee that resulted in days of gridlock for residents is yet to be seen. However, my first impression is that he took responsibility for the actions of his administration and held people accountable.

He quickly fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly. In addition, Christie asked the manager of his re-election campaign to withdraw his name as a leader in the state Republican Party and to leave a new post at the Republican Governors Association. Neither is a small measure.

Again, we have yet to determine Christie's involvement, but President Obama could learn a few things from the New Jersey governor. It seems that no matter the magnitude of the scandal, no one at the top gets fired in his administration.

Both Benghazi and Project Gunrunner claimed the lives of innocent Americans. The rollout of the Affordable Healthcare website (Obamacare) has left millions uninsured and/or paying more for their health care. Yet, few apologies have been made and everyone in positions of power have yet to lose their jobs over these debacles.

Holding decisionmakers accountable is a sign of true leadership. It would be nice to see those responsible for the Benghazi cover-up, Project Gunrunner and Obamacare's website held to the same standards.

Mike & Winey can be heard every Saturday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. on 92.3 KTAR. Join us on Facebook.

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Position: The beauty and the brains behind the Mike & Winey Show heard every Saturday on 92.3 KTAR from 12-3 p.m. Hometown: I was born in Chatsworth, CA in the San Fernando Valley…Home of the Valley Girl. Education: I earned my Bachelor of Art Degree in Physical Education from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. Why the hell I left the coast for the heat…I'll never know. I later earned, or bought, depending on how you look at things, an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Family: I currently live in the West Valley (stop judging you snobs) with my wife, Mindy, and my two boys, ages 3 and 6. I also live down the street from my mother, who still does my laundry.

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