McClatchy reporter David Lightman quotes "vice presidential expert Joel Goldstein" to prove Palin hurts the GOP's ticket.
A key reason is that “the Palin choice reflects poorly on Sen. McCain’s judgment,” said vice presidential expert Joel Goldstein, a law professor at St. Louis University.More...
In 2008, Goldstein said, Obama "has convinced a broad cross-section of the American people he's presidential," so Palin gives swing voters who are warming to the Illinois senator one more reason to move away from McCain.
McClatchy reporter Lightman conveniently forgot to tell his readers that Goldstein is an Obama donor. In 2008, Joel Goldstein donated $250 to Barack Obama, and he also gave $1,500 to John Kerry in 2004. Informing readers this information would help people evaluate the credibility of the "expert."
A call to Joel Goldstein was not immediately returned.
Lightman is a repeat offender, by the way. See here and here. McClatchy is still earning its reputation as a propaganda arm of the Democratic party.
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