Earlier I mocked the relieved tone of the Washington Post’s house editorial on the Virginia governor’s race. You could almost hear the editors’ relief, now that they will be able to ignore the fact that their golden boy, Creigh Deeds, actually won’t say what his plans are on the issues the Post deems paramount, and instead endorse the Democrat on the grounds that Bob McDonnell’s college thesis makes them think he will run the state in the manner of the Spanish Inquisition.
McDonnell’s campaign noticed something else: the editors declared, “Virginians deserve specific answers about where the thinking of his early middle age has shifted, and where it remains consistent.” Perhaps the editors should try reading their own news pages, or any other paper in the state, for that matter:
“McDonnell, meanwhile, spoke by telephone to reporters for nearly 90 minutes . . .”
“In an 80-minute conference call with reporters, McDonnell responded point by point to positions that he took in the paper he wrote in 1989 . . .”
“In an extraordinary, hour-long conference call . . .”
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