Here’s John Nichols at the Nation giving us the ol’ more-in-sorrow-than-in-pity act: He tells us of the shocking, shocking! news that Alaska’s Anchorage Daily News has endorsed not McCain and favorite “daughter” Sarah Palin, but Sen. Obama. Nichols breathlessly reports how devastating it is that a source so close to Palin should judge her unfit for national office. What John Nichols withholds–and doesn’t want you to know, for fear of undercutting his little point–is that the Anchorage Daily News endorsed Kerry in 04, Gore in 00, Clinton in 96 and Clinton in 92. So they endorse another Democrat–but Nichols wants you to think this is a big deal. Typical of Nichols and the Nation magazine: check even the most basic intellectual honesty at the door. Hope nobody checks. Deny it if they do. Of course, that’s the socialist/leftist line: Anything that advances the cause is a-okay.
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