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February 26th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Politics: A wistful Chris Christie, and secret Clinton papers

(CNN) – With all the talk of 2016, and the looming scandals swirling around Chris Christie right now, the New Jersey governor made a golf metaphor today at a town hall meeting, an almost wistful one, that's turning a lot of heads.

"I'm not worried about politics anymore, everybody. This is it, i'm on the back nine. And when you're on the back nine, and you don't have to worry about playing another front nine, your only obligation is to tell people the truth," said Christie.

Christie's folks insisted he was only referring to his second term in the governor's office. But if he sounded a little down, maybe it's because he saw the new poll from CBS News and The New York Times, which found that 41 % of Republicans don't want to see him run for the White House.

Last night on "Late Night," Seth Meyers referenced another troubling figure for the governor.

"A new poll shows that half of new jersey residents believe Chris Christie was involved in the Bridgegate scandal. Half of them. While the other half know how to keep their freakin' mouths shut," Meyers joked.

Speaking of 2016, it could be a paper tiger, or a political landmine for Hillary Clinton: More than 30,000 pages of Clinton White House documents are still being kept out of public sight, despite a law that says they should have been released last year as historical records, as first reported by Politico.

Some, but not all, of those documents could soon see the light of day, and potentially cause more trouble for the former Secretary of State if she decides to run for president.

CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

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