Over the weekend, I blogged about the back-handed endorsements being made by the Tampa Bay Times in Florida’s legisaltive races, such as its recommendation of Rep. Peter Nehr because of his possession of a “modicum of common sense.”
Well, the Times has nothing on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That newspaper endorsed Rep. Russ Carnahan over Rep. Lacy Clay in their Democratic primary, but don’t look for the endorsement to make its way into either candidates’ campaign commercials.
“Mr. Carnahan is a plodder, but his record shows little evidence of corruption. He hasn’t been as effective as Mr. Clay in bringing home the bacon to his constituents, but he hasn’t sold out his constituents, either. We choose the plodder over the pal of predatory profiteers.”