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"It will be a tough November for this little Serbian," wrote David Wildstein, one of Christie's appointees to the Port Authority, apparently referring to Mayor Mark Sokolich. Wildstein is at the center of the scandal and has been called to testify at a state legislative hearing on the matter Thursday.

A nasty, brutish, xenophobic little comment. But one with the comic twist worthy of Chase or Simon: Sokolich is actually Croatian.

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