What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 27, 2007

Post-Gazette Endorses DeSantis

I just got an e-mail from the DeSantis folks. It reads, in part:

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced today that they have endorsed Mark DeSantis. The editorial board said this about the election and Mr. DeSantis, "It's a campaign about who can muster the vision and leadership to modernize city government." The editorial board compared Mr. DeSantis to the other candidates stating, "None of them holds the promise of Mark DeSantis." "One thing we do know is the Republican, this year, can win."

When I contacted the campaign press for a confirmation, Meghan Jones, the campaign's press secretary, informed me that the endorsement is actually in Sunday's paper (on page G2, I think she said.)

The press release goes on to quote Mr DeSantis:
I am humbled by the Post-Gazette Editorial Board's endorsement. I believe Pittsburgh residents want a change and the Post-Gazette's column reflects the thoughts and feelings of the voters in this city that want a positive change.
Seeing that Maria, the OPJ, has already published her intentions to vote for DeSantis, it's nice to know that the P-G is following her lead.


The Bag of Health and Politics said...

They usually print the Sunday editorial on Thursday, and the "one-star" addition is sold before hand, mainly for people that like to buy the paper for the coupons. The endorsement may already be publicly available. I don't know.

EdHeath said...

Also of some interest, I got a negative ad from the Ravenstahl campaign, a timid flyer that noted that DeSantis worked for HW, and gave money to W and Santorum. Commenters on the Burgh Report seemed to think more negative ads will follow. This ad also went out on the Democratic State Committee.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: If elected this allows the Democrats to blame all the problems on Republicans. Just like Onorato does. He blames all the faults of Allegheny County on four years of Roddey rule. Democrats have been running the show for 72 years. They caused the mess. They ought to be proud of what they accomplished. For DeSantis to win, all that allows is this blog and Peduto to blame 72 years of bad management on 2 years of Republican rule. The Democrats and this blog ought to be proud and take ownership of the City. What a bunch of hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

John K obviously doens't know how to read.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: For the record lefties, I can read. Just because one of my spin-meister republican mouthpiece boyfriends put his hand up my ass while I type does not mean that the comment is not originally mine.
I am not a crook or a parrot. You lefties need to give in to the truth and allow sweet republican invasion of your most intimate parts. It's the best thing that's ever happenned to this hetero man! LOL LOL LOL

Anonymous said...

John K. says: An endorsement for DeSantis by you lefties or the Post-Gazette is worthless. Two years from now I will still be supporting Desantis and you will be bad mouthing him and endorsing Peduto. Your support is based not on confidence in the ability of DeSantis to get the job done but on hate of Revenstahl. But then most lefties feed off of hate so nothing new there.