Friday, February 01, 2008

L.A. TIMES ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA!!!!

Yet another reason why my adopted hometown's newspaper is miles better than the once-great paper that gave front page leads to Judith Miller, is home to Thomas Friedman, hired Bill Kristol after his slime helped ooze us into war, and, most recently, endorsed Hillary Clinton:
With two candidates so closely aligned on the issues, we look to their abilities and potential as leaders, and their record of action in service of their stated ideals. Clinton is an accomplished public servant whose election would provide familiarity and, most important, competence in the White House, when for seven years it has been lacking. But experience has value only if it is accompanied by courage and leads to judgment.

Nowhere was that judgment more needed than in 2003, when Congress was called upon to accept or reject the disastrous Iraq invasion. Clinton faced a test and failed, joining the stampede as Congress voted to authorize war. At last week's debate and in previous such sessions, Clinton blamed Bush for abusing the authority she helped to give him, and she has made much of the fact that Obama was not yet in the Senate and didn't face the same test. But Obama was in public life, saw the danger of the invasion and the consequences of occupation, and he said so. He was right.
L.A. TIMES

THANK YOU L.A. TIMES!!! I LOVE LOS ANGELES!!!

3 comments:

toddy said...

Hey guy, I like your blog, I enjoy your views and you are generally an intelligent sort, but please.
Seriously.
I have spent, and continue to spend PLENTY of time in California.
I always hit up the NY Times at the local Starbucks. I don't even like Starbucks. Or the National version.

The LA times is a joke. A JOKE.
And they just fired their editor because they are cutting their news department back.
Thats a joke.

NY TIMES OR DIE.

Heh heh.

David said...

have to agree w/ der toddmeister on that one. the LAT is so crummy. even the sports page sucks. the whole thing is 80% car adverts anyway.

dn

Octopus Grigori said...

That's nice, guys. Enjoy the continued Michael Gordon war cheerleading, Bill Kristol columns, coverage of $8 million apartment sales, and trying to imagine the NYT editorial board penning anything similar to what the LA Times editorial board put out on Obama. 8 ]

I still read the NYT, but that doesn't mean I like the institution.