Monday, July 21, 2008

Centrism Watch

As if in an effort to cram as many empty labels into his article as possible, Blethen reporter Dieter Bradbury references "mavericks"; "maverick"; "GOP moderates" and "independent thinkers" in this preview of Sen. John McCain's visit to Maine on Monday.

Naturally, the first two terms refer to McCain, whereas the latter two refer to Sen. Collins and her supporters.

Bradbury also allows Christian Potholm--whose loyalties you can pretty much discern by looking here--to pose as an independent analyst, and to invoke the legendary "moderate wing of the Republican party in Maine."

Wondering if Bradbury ever defines these terms, or cites any specific votes or other evidence to justify using them?

Come on, don't be silly.

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