The New York Post today endorsed Barack Obama in Tuesday's Democratic primary, but devoted most of its space to railing against “the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled” Clinton couple. Words like “thuggish,” “cynical,” and, of course, “triangulating,” flew in the right-wing tabloid. Only a few column inches were saved to argue that Obama, though short on “seasoning,” has “the ability to inspire.”
Post owner Rupert Murdoch has “sucker-punched" Hillary Clinton, responds AOL blogger David Knowles. When the endorsement warns of “déjà vu all over again” in a Hillary White House—a rehash of all the scandals that engulfed Bill's tenure—the line “reads more like a threat than prophecy,” Knowles notes. This despite recent Murdoch-Clinton chumminess; he threw a fundraiser for her Senate re-election campaign in 2006.