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Tim, Here’s a Classic For You

Today’s Washington Post has a 1-A story on former Oregon governor–and confessed child molester–Neil Goldschmidt’s sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl while he was mayor of Portland. When I read to the jump and still didn’t know Goldschmidt’s party affiliation, I immediately deduced he was a Democrat. I was right.

But it’s even better. Here’s the only ID the Post gives of Goldschmidt’s party: “Republicans in the state legislature are demanding that photographs of the former Democratic governor be removed from the capitol.”

That’s right: The word Democrat doesn’t appear until AFTER the word Republican.

Can we all agree that, if Goldschmidt had been a GOP governor, the FIRST three words of the front page article would be “Former Republican governor…”?

Michael GrahamMichael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as ...


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