widely mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate

Anything That Might Happen
Anything That Might Happen

From the Department of Small Things That I Should Probably Ignore But Can’t

The movement picked up an important ally when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie—widely mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate—recently reached an agreement under which Amazon would collect sales taxes on his state’s online purchases in exchange for locating distribution facilities there.

(click here to continue reading Tax Break Online Nears End – WSJ.com.)

How did an adjective like this1 make it into this article about online sales taxes? Was there a memo from Rupert Murdoch saying that every mention of Governor Christie has to mention “widely mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate”? I’d say odds are against Gov. Christie joining the Romney ticket.

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