Monday, October 30, 2006

Has the Post Standard Seen the Light?

I can't believe what I am reading. Get me a glass of water.

From the Post Standard: "it's time to send a Democrat to Congress from the 24th District to help rein in an administration that has had its unquestioned way for too long. The Post-Standard enthusiastically endorses Michael Arcuri."

This follows endorsements for Spitzer and Hillary.

Has the Post Standard entered the 21st century? Could it be the editorialists there have come out of their comma? Yes. The sentence above does indeed speak the truth.

Now they need to endorse Dan Maffei, not only to be consistent with the argument they gave for the 24th, and to do their small but important part to help bring change and energy to Central New York.


At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to be the cynic here, but the Post Standard will endorse Walsh. Personally, I believe they endorsed Arcuri for two reasons: 1) Arcuri is going to win, and they like power; and 2) It makes them appear bi-partisan, so people will take the Walsh endorsement all the more seriously.

The good news is that it may raise some eyebrows when they talk all about a Democrat in NY-24 and then Walsh in NY-25. My guess is that they'll talk about how Walsh is truly a moderate leader who reaches across the aisle to Democrats, and he brings home the bacon. They'll stress experience and clout over the need for change. The "moderate" point, though, if they go there, will be easy for Maffei to refute, as he already does so well in his ads.

The bottom line? Maffei doesn't need the Post Standard endorsement to win this race. But I hope they surprise me and enter the 21st century.

At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not going to happen!!!!!! The sub-standard will endorse Walsh and tell us all how much he does for the area. They have set us up with Spitzer,Clinton and Arcuri, now they will make the right happy like the do every year. We have been given our crumbs. They will shove the right wing agenda up our... One sidebar to this: If their poll comes back with Maffei up more than 5% then all bets are off.

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Maffei can use that in an ad:

"It's time to send a Democrat to Congress [...] to help rein in an administration that has had its unquestioned way for too long."
- The Post Standard

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be a good idea to use that quote to write letters to the editor and say "If you really mean what you say about putting a check on an administration that has had its unquestioned way for too long, endorse Maffei instead of rubber stamp Walsh!"

At 10:19 AM, Blogger TLB said...

Well, the Post did say the right thing about how it is time to change congress. It would be hyprcrytical do say one thing for the 24th and not for the 25th. (But I woundn't put it past them).

As for the "pork" and "Walsh is a moderate" arguments, I agree, those are easy to refute and this blog has also refuted those arguments.

For my money, the main reason the Post should help kick Walsh out is the man is an incurious lapdog to the right wing, as is demonstrated by his lack of reflection on Iraq, and CNY doesn't need that.


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