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Is the Garden State big enough for two outsize political personalities?

Two of America's most charismatic and easily caricatured politicians have teamed up to poke fun at themselves: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker. The Seinfeld-themed video makes sport of the frequent speculation that Christie is a potential Republican vice-presidential nominee as well as Booker's extramayoral heroics, from rushing into burning buildings to shoveling residents' sidewalks. They made it for the New Jersey Press Association Legislative Correspondents Club Show.

We won't ruin the surprise, but it's worth sticking with it until the end. However: The governor is such a Garden State partisan that he takes every opportunity to snidely refer to the New York Jets -- who play in East Rutherford, N.J. -- as the "New Jersey Jets"; and yet he has resorted to parodying the quintessential New York City television show. Really, Jersey? Tony Soprano won't be happy.

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