Loaded Orygun offers the closest look you're likely to get online to Oregonian Opinion Editor Bob Caldwell's column today on the Saxton endorsement. In the original piece, the Oregonian concludes that while Saxton's "numbers don't add up", he'll
"restore honor and integrity to the White House" "restore the trust of voters."
Anyway, from Caldwell's column in the print version today:
The board was split. Five favored Gov. Ted Kulongoski. One leaned toward him slightly, but also thought Saxton would be a plausible choice. Four favored Saxton. In the end, I decided Saxton was the right choice.
Speaking of the Oregonian, the paper version contains an informative if not whiny explanation of the paper's endorsement of Ron Saxton. I've searched for an online version of Caldwell's piece to no avail. If anyone has located it, please leave a link in comments and I'll add it as an update. Suffice it to say, Caldwell lays claim to being the ultimate decision maker when it comes to who gets the paper's endorsement. Its nice to have a face to go with the rank stupidity. Thanks, Bob.
Read the entire Span the State here.