There is usually quite a bit of distance between the New York Post and the New York Times, but this week the two titans of New York City publishing both bet on the same horses in the race for City Hall.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former MTA honcho Joe Lhota picked up the endorsements of both papers on the Democratic and Republican tickets, respectively.
The Times said Quinn "offers the judgment and record of achievement anyone should want in a mayor," and that she was the best choice for those times when "hope and idealism collide with the challenge of getting something done."
The paper said Lhota "is more than the sum of his years as Mr. Giuliani’s top deputy," while managing to get in a few digs at the former mayor, as well.
The New York Post gave a lukewarm endorsement of Quinn, saying it would have preferred the Council Speaker of years past who — not coincidentally — was often accused of being too cozy with Bloomberg. It accused her of "lurching hard to the left" during the primary.
The Post praised Lhota for standing "head and shoulders above the field," in the Republican primary, and fawning over his work at the MTA during Superstorm Sandy.