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Chris Christie Wins Endorsement of Newspaper That Appears to Hate Him

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a joint press conference on November 4, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. As New Jersey continues to clean up from Superstorm Sandy, worries are now growing for a new storm set to hit the state on November 7th.
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Which of these passages is from an endorsement of Chris Christie, and which is from an endorsement of his opponent?

A. “Gov. Chris Christie is the most remarkable political talent America has seen since Bill Clinton. If you haven’t witnessed his performance at a town hall meeting yet, make a point of it. You will come away convinced there is a sensible middle ground in America after all.”

B. “His achievements have been only modest … He is hostile to low-income families … The governor’s claim to have fixed the state’s budget is fraudulent … Our own view is that Christie is overrated. His spin is way ahead of his substance.”

Trick question: They’re both from the Star-Ledger’s endorsement of Chris Christie over his Democratic rival, Barbara Buono, in an editorial entitled “Vote for Chris Christie This November, We Guess, Whatever, Meh.” It’s not really called that, but it should be. 

Christie Wins Hostile Newspaper Endorsement