The hopelessly liberal Newark Star Ledger has endorsed third party candidate Chris Daggett for Governor.
Are you surprised?
You shouldn't be.
I predicted right here that the newspaper endorsements would go to Daggett.
And this will probably be the first of many.
Daggett is the mainstream media's new Wonder Boy. And Boy, is he a Wonder. You have to wonder how a guy who's already pledged to raise Joisey taxes even MORE is gonna clean up the runaway taxing and spending in this state.
Here's what the Star Ledger says about Corzine in its endorsement of Daggett:
Corzine is an eminently decent and likable man, and not without achievement. We especially salute his unflagging commitment to state education and his success in changing the Abbott school aid formula to ensure that money intended to help poor children follows them whether or not they live in specific districts.
Commitment to state education? Where the hell has the Star Ledger been? Corzine is in bed with the teacher's union.
But, you get it.
The Star Ledger really, really wants to endorse Corzine again but knows it can't.
They understand Corzine's abysmal record as well as you do.
But there's no way they would endorse Christie so they have to endorse Daggett as the best way to stop Christie and elect Corzine.
The Star Ledger knows that a third party candidate can't win in New Jersey.
It's never happened and it ain't gonna happen now.
Daggett is so badly placed on most county ballots that voters won't even be able to find his name.
Indeed, the newspaper admits: "You’ll have to hunt to find him."
Yeah, and you'll have to hunt to fins out what he stand for, too -- other than raising taxes.
Here's what the Star Ledger says about Christie:
Christie’s principal claim on voter support is based on his record as U.S. Attorney for New Jersey — and it’s not without merit. The Star-Ledger opposed his appointment to that post originally, only to be pleasantly surprised as Christie surrounded himself with capable, qualified people and performed well.
Translation: Yes, we opposed the appointment of the man who has become the most successful U. S. Attorney New Jersey has ever seen. And yes, Chris Christie is a hugely successful crime fighter in the nation's most corrupt state. But hey, that's only because he surrounded himself with "capable, qualified people." So, we're still not (God forbid) willing to admit we were wrong even though we know that Chris Christie really does have a plan for cleaning up the state, cutting spending and lowering taxes.
Here's what the newspaper says about Daggett: "His mastery of detail is impressive."
Mastery of detail?
If that were the mark of a leader Jimmy Carter would have served two terms. If mastery of detail is the criteria than any faceless, polyester-clad bean counter in our massive state bureaucracy could run the state while biding his time waiting for his pension to click in.
The Star Ledger is a joke.
The newspaper wouldn't know a typical New Jersey tax bill from a page ripped out of the phone book nor would it know an average New Jersey taxpayer from an Iowa corn husker.
The mainstream media are out to play yet another cruel joke on New Jersey: Vote for Daggett, Re-elect Corzine.
Don't let them (and Daggett and Corzine) get away with it.