When all I can say is, “at least they didn’t endorse Kathy Henderson,” you have to wonder about the Washington Post editorial board. This morning’s city council endorsements contained two surprises: endorsements of Tim Day (Ward 5) and Dave Hedgepeth (Ward 3), both Republican candidates running against strong incumbents. What’s really interesting here is that both endorsements are more about the faults of Cheh and Thomas than they are about the strengths of Day and Hedgepeth, whose credentials and policy goals are kept to single sentences, while the editorial board goes on at length about the perceived faults of the incumbent.
I think, at this point, you should expect an endorsement of Fenty from the Post any day now for the General Election.
So, is there something weird in the water over there on 15th street, or is this just the sort of weird pettiness that goes around with the seasons?