Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One "Repub" gets paid by McAuliffe for Endorsement BIG NEWS. A Dem switches to Cooch for principles...not so big

An excellent contrast that illustrate's theWashington Post's bias is how it has handled the back-to-back defections of Republican strategist Boyd Marcus and Democratic activist David  Saunders. The former is backing McAuliffe and the latter is endorsing Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The Post devoted stories to both men's decisions to buck the party line, but staff writer Laura Vozzella had a considerably longer piece on the front page of Metro which painted Marcus's move as a harbinger of a deeper GOP party split.........
A tale of two motives....
Marcus Boyd, one of Virginia's best-known GOP strategists, Marcus gave his own shock to political observers last month by endorsing and going to work for Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman running for governor.......


Saunders said there's no way he would take money from Cuccinelli's campaign if he decided to go further in helping them. Saunders, who identified himself as a Jacksonian Democrat, also said there are plenty of other disaffected Democrats like him, particularly in Southwest Virginia, where people who depend on the coal industry feel left behind by the Democratic Party's focus on environmental issues.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2013/09/10/tale-two-turncoats-washpost-hyped-gop-strategists-support-terry-mcauli#ixzz2eVIJu2FV