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What? Of course it was the memo. This announcement happened all of the sudden one week after press coverage on the memo went national. He was trying to prevent getting caught up in a scandal like Chris Christie. Why else would the Governor have been talking about it to begin with?

His administration was so on notice about the sensitivity of this issue that he then avoided the "frack" word in his state of the state altogether.

This isn't just a correlation - it's plain cause and effect.

Interesting that you just took Rob Nichols' word for it and wrote it off.

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