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Never a Dull Moment Over at the New York Post

My former place of employ, the New York Post, has endorsed Barack Obama in the New York Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton. So much for the dozens, even hundreds, of stories speculating that the paper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, had made some kind of side deal secret arrangement to back Mrs. C. If I had a nickel for every reporter’s call asking me about that when I worked there, I would have at least 45 cents by now. An excerpt:

Obama represents a fresh start.

His opponent, and her husband, stand for déjà vu all over again – a return to the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled years of the almost infinitely self-indulgent Clinton co-presidency.

Does America really want to go through all that once again?

It will – if Sen. Clinton becomes president.

That much has become painfully apparent.

Bill Clinton’s thuggishly self-centered campaign antics conjure so many bad, sad memories that it’s hard to know where to begin.

Suffice it to say that his Peck’s-Bad-Boy smirk – the Clinton trademark – wore thin a very long time ago.

Far more to the point, Sen. Clinton could have reined him in at any time. But she chose not to – which tells the nation all it needs to know about what a Clinton II presidency would be like.

Now, Obama is not without flaws….


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