Herald Endorses Tsongas

( - promoted by Charley on the MTA)

Lil' Jon Keller- who's hard at work for the Ogonowski campaign- is probably on the phone with Dad right now demanding that he whip up an addendum to The Bluest State about the commie liberals over at the Herald.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/editorials/view.bg?articleid=1037285

Tsongas has spent a considerable amount of time during her campaign getting a handle on the character, the different needs and the resources of the three major cities in the district and on the industries which can jump-start their economies – robotics, life sciences, defense-related research and development. It’s not sexy stuff, like vowing to bring the troops home from Iraq. It just needs to be done, and Tsongas knows full well that at the end of the day that’s something she can actually do. OK, so there will be votes on the war and troops. There will be resolutions, and Tsongas will vote for them. But foreign policy isn’t made on the floor of the U.S. House – for which we are increasingly grateful. Tsongas is a solid supporter of immigration reform along the lines of the Kennedy-McCain bill – a well-structured combination of border security and a path to citizenship for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants estimated to have settled here. The Fifth District is among the most diverse in the state – a place where wave upon wave of immigrants have settled. “You can rail against all the illegal immigrants who are here, but if you don’t do something it’s de facto amnesty,” she said. “It solves nothing.” Tsongas has also vowed to “change the tone” of political debate in Washington, to maintain that level of civility that her immediate predecessor and her late husband were known for – and that is a good place to start.

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  1. I honestly thought

    that this (headline) was going to be some kind of a joke. I read "The Lone Republican" once in a while over there, and would never have expected Tsongas getting an endorsement from the editors.

    When was the last time The Phoenix and The Herald supported the same local pol? This has to be a joke.

    • Every once in a while...

      Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn. The Herald has been known to endorse Democrats on occasion; generally either as a token, or when the Republican is a joke. (The Globe has been known to do the opposite- they endorsed Dan Grabauskas over Cahill in '02.)

      (BTW, in 2002 the Phoenix also endorsed Grabausksas- the Herald did the same.)

  2. Herald Supports Tsongas on Immigration - Eabo Speechless?

    From the Boston Herald editorial endorsing Niki Tsongas:

    Tsongas is a solid supporter of immigration reform along the lines of the Kennedy-McCain bill - a well-structured combination of border security and a path to citizenship for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants estimated to have settled here. The Fifth District is among the most diverse in the state - a place where wave upon wave of immigrants have settled.

    "You can rail against all the illegal immigrants who are here, but if you don't do something it's de facto amnesty," she said. "It solves nothing."

  3. My jaw dropped when I read this ....

    I thought for sure the Herald would support Ogonowski.  But in the end a newspaper has got to have some credibility.  Ogonowski's was unfortunately one of the worst candidates, if not worst campaign.  He has brought nothing to the table in the way of ideas or solutions to any issue.  How could a newspaper take his body of (non)work during a campaign and endorse him.

  4. I was surprised by this

    but then I read the endorsement. It sounds like they're supporting her because they liked her husband and because they think she won't be effective in ending the war. So they're at least endorsing her for the wrong reasons.

  5. I think the Herald was more fair to

    Patrick than the Globe.  At least they balanced their criticism of Patrick with criticism of Healey

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