Thursday, January 31, 2008

NY Post endorses Obama over Hillary.

Politics: So much about Murdoch and Hillary becoming best buds earlier last year.

The New York Post endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday, calling him an "untried candidate" but a preferable alternative to the newspaper's home state senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton and her husband, the former president, "stand for deja vu all over again—a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co- presidency," the paper wrote. "Does America really want to go through all that once again? It will—if Senator Clinton becomes president."

The Post, a scrappy tabloid known for its colorful headlines and conservative editorial bent, mercilessly skewered both Clintons during the former president's two terms in the White House and Hillary Clinton's first run for Senate in New York in 2000.

Since then, the couple have worked to reach a detente with the paper and its owner, billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch held a fundraiser for Sen. Clinton's re-election campaign in 2006 and appeared as a panelist at the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual gathering of rich and powerful organized by President Clinton to help fight poverty, disease and global warming.

The Post endorsed Sen. Clinton's re-election bid in 2006, calling her a "pretty good senator." But the paper took a sharply different tone when weighing her prospects as a presidential candidate.

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