Following their predictable endorsements for city council, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer "endorsed" Sue Rahr for county sheriff today, after insulting all three candidates repeatedly, including the one they just endorsed. How incredibly pretentious. If Rahr and others are "lousy choices" and she's the one who "comes closest" to showing decent leadership, don't make an endorsement. This hearkens back to the 2004 race for attorney general when they had to choose between a failed liberal politician in Deborah Senn and a mainstream centrist in Rob McKenna and acted as if it was such a tough decision between the two worst possible candidates the state could have possibly found. Listen up: if you don't like somebody, don't endorse them. Don't waste your readers' collective time by bellyaching for six paragraphs about the lack of a quality liberal in a race. All it's doing is pissing off readers who actually like whoever you're insulting.
09 September 2005
- Name: TMW
- Location: Pasco, Washington, United States
I like to think that I'm a rarity in blogging, in that I'm a political nerd who doesn't have a partisan axe to grind in everything they write. I considered myself a Republican up until 2004 when I finally had enough of their bible-based politics, yet still harbour a deep dislike of the Democratic Party because of their ties to labour groups as well as their tendency to bloat budgets. Ideologically I'm somewhere between centrist and libertarian. On economics I fit neatly in the centre-right, while on social issues I can be fairly radical. And no, I'm not British. It's just that I can respect that they created our language and know how to write it properly.
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