The writer is really saying Cameron has lots of fierce critics, but not one of them is as fierce a critic as she was.
Q2: Cameron got some bad publicity when he suggested we should "hug a hoodie." A hoodie being a youth who wears a hooded jacket with the hood pulled up to hide his face usually when committing a crime. Cameron suggested (rightly) that not all hoodies are criminals, but was ridiculed for this statement.
He also went to somewhere like Alaska or somewhere in the frozen north and was pictured hugging a huskie dog - again to universal derision.
buggles(not a teacher)