Does The Washington Post stand for common sense? No, and when have they ever stood for family values…never. In the Virginia election, the Post has been shilling for Deeds, whether it is considered a front page story or an entry for their Virginia Politics blog. Either way, they are highly unlikely to endorse a pro-family candidate, so today’s Post endorsement of Steve Shannon for Attorney General comes as no surprise.
How did this endorsement come about? Well, the editorial writers at the Post believe that Cuccinelli would “treat the job as an ideological crusade.” Their other reason for not endorsing Cuccinelli:
Given his sometimes bizarre and incendiary ideas, we worry that Mr. Cuccinelli would drive qualified and nonpartisan lawyers away, transform the attorney general’s office into a staging ground for his pet peeves and causes, and make it an object of ridicule in a state where it has enjoyed a long run of respect.
Why would they endorse Shannon, as he does not even know the definition of the office he is seeking? The Post cites his hard work against child pornography and his experience as a prosecutor.
While that is all great and good, one would think it is important to know about the job you are seeking. Perhaps, the Post should have watched this video prior to making this endorsement.