Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Media Craziness

This morning 2 very strange things happened, 2 liberal papers endorsed Republicans.

First comes the Washington Post's endorsement of Bob Ehrlich (R) for Maryland governor. He has been behind in the polls and seems to be headed for defeat. I can't understand why the Post would endorse someone who isn't even going to win, unless their plan is to look unbiased on a race that they can't have any bearing on anyway.

The second comes from the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk who has endorsed Thelma Drake. This paper also has a history of endorsing democrats, so this is a big endorsement for Drake. Whats more, they haven't endorsed in the Senate election, so perhaps they will not make one.

Just some food for thought today.


  • At 10/25/2006 1:57 PM, Blogger Southern Democrat said…

    Greetings, GOPHokie. Good to see another SWVA blog, and another Hokie, out in the blogosphere! (I'll let you pass on your party affiliation ;) )

    I too was suprised at the endorsements, especially the Drake endorsement in terms of the context. The editorial seemed to just bash Drake repeatedly, then endorse her because despite being wrong, Kellam had yet made the case for change.

    The Pilot already said it was making an endorsement in the Senate race, and I'd bet that it will be for Webb.

  • At 10/25/2006 11:13 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I too expect Webb to get the Pilot's endorsement, but stranger things have happened.


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