Though the Examiner first wrote up its cliche-ridden endorsement of the Republican presidential ticket weeks ago, the paper continues to showcase the piece on its Web site, with big, bold images and grand type.
Last time we at City Desk wrote about the endorsement, we capped on the Examiner for swallowing the rhetoric of the Republican party and putting it straight onto its pages, as follows: “It is for times such as these that men like John McCain are made, to put country first so that it can be put right in its time of need.”
Today, however, we are capping on the Examiner for swallowing the rhetoric of the Republican party and putting it straight onto its pages, as follows:
While no candidate is perfect, presidents like Harry Truman remind us that defending and enriching America’s place in a dangerous world often requires the sometimes rough-hewn character of men and women who always put country first, no matter the cost to them personally. It is precisely for times like these that America needs John McCain and Sarah Palin.
That’s right—at least twice in the same editorial, the Examiner, once known as a bastion of original thinking (or maybe not, actually), recycles a campaign slogan with a perfectly straight face. Perhaps next time, they should put it in capital letters, just because.