By Dave Anderson:
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is owned by Richard Mellon-Scaife and is slightly to the right of Attilla the Hun and made most of its op-ed writers wear tri-corner hats for the past three years. The Trib issued their Republican US Senate primary endorsement today, and their write-up illustrates the evoluation of what it means to be "conservative" in today's political environment:
Marc Scaringi is a Harrisburg attorney. He talks of being "fiscally responsible and constitutionally conservative." But one of his mentors was the fiscally confused and constitutionally befuddled Rick Santorum. Next!
What's the Republican electorate to do? Nominate David Christian.
Mr. Christian is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran of Bucks County who went on to serve his country admirably advocating for veterans' issues in and out of government. This self-described "Ronald Reagan Republican....".
In a field dominated by conservative Republican wannabes....
Santorum according to DW-Nominate was a fairly standard issue conservative Republican in Congress since 1995. And now he is too liberal for the Trib....