Esquire Endorses Murphy
Esquire magazine has released their endorsements for every state level race in the country. In the fifth district race, Esquire endorses Chris Murphy, saying:
You've probably heard of the "doughnut hole" in the new Medicare prescription-drug plan: It's the part that'll make billions of dollars for the pharmaceutical industry, at consumers' expense. And Johnson, who helped create the hole, gets loads from the industry in return.What I found particularly interesting, though, is Esquire's stated criteria for selecting candidates:
In our selections, the slightest modicum of independence is rewarded. We have endorsed very conservative Republicans and very liberal Democrats and everything in between.So if Nancy Johnson is as she says, "the most independent member of Congress" then why hasn't Esquire endorsed her? Maybe because they, like so many of us, see through the facade of independence and recognize Johnson's blind and unquestioned loyalty to the Bush administration and the Republican Congress. Seems like Nancy's old independent trick is fooling fewer and fewer people these days.