It seems that the Springfield Republican’s editorial board has taken a page, rather some column space, from the Boston Herald in its endorsement of Kerry Healey:
Springfield Republican endorsement, 11/1/2006:
Healey sides with the parents and students of Massachusetts on every education issue that is important. Patrick sides with the teachers unions, which have opposed everything about education reform except pay raises.
Boston Herald endorsement 10/30/2006:
On every education issue that is important to the parents and students of Massachusetts Healey sides with them and not with the teachers unions, which have opposed everything about education reform except pay raises.
That’s something, eh? It appears that the GOP’s moribund nature has infected those papers that have chosen to endorse the party’s candidate for governor. Not only do they have cookie-cutter candidates for the state legislature, but cookie-cutter endorsements which look like nothing more than another Healey press release.