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Not a “Pep Rally” For Hillary?

David Chen of the New York Times reported on New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine endorsing Hillary Clinton, but for some reason, Chen suggested the endorsement speech was unique: “Speaking on the steps of City Hall here, Mr. Corzine went beyond the pep-rally rhetoric that gets recycled election after election.”

Question: which of these quotes that follow don’t sound like a recycled pep rally?

Instead, he declared, “I like her,” and described her as “the go-to senator” on issue after issue and said she was the “most qualified person to be the president of the United States — most qualified.”

Mr. Corzine said that of all the people he has worked with, in public or private life, no one “gives more thoughtfulness, more care, more balance, in what she does and how she comes to a decision, than Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

And he added: “She is not that racehorse and show horse that people talk about. This is a workhorse.”

Answer: D. None of the above.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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