Posted at 4:49 PM on October 27, 2006
by Bob Collins
I don't agree with Craig Westover all that often, but I sure admire his logic and ability to reason and make a relatively emotion-free case for whatever cause he has.
In that context, I think he does as good a job at sizing up the state of politics in the 6th District wrt endorsements, as anything I've read so far.
I've never worked at a newspaper -- not being particularly gifted enough in the journalism department -- so it was interesting to hear his references to how editorials are written.
I just assumed whoever the biggest, meanest, highest-ranking editor is gets to decide and write it. He makes it sound like the journalism version of the Supreme Court.
And I think the above link is the dissenting view from the minority.
I don't get the Pioneer Press anymore. Despite their ability to get the paper on the top step, I can't stand entertainment news in the A section. It's ... just... creepy. So I didn't know they had come out with their endorsement.
Speaking of the Pioneer Press, check out Tim Nelson's fine analysis of voting patterns in St. Paul for national vs. off-year elections. It's at City Hall Scoop.