In an op-ed piece in today's Joplin Globe, Gov. Matt Blunt takes the Globe's Editorial Board to task for its endorsements of Jay Nixon for governor and Barack Obama for president:
With the paper’s endorsements of these liberal candidates, it appears the Globe is adopting the values and views of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch instead of its own community. If Joplin-area readers want to know what the liberal elite at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch thinks of those of us who learned our basic values in Southwest Missouri they ought to read the editorial “Rural Chic” which mocked and ridiculed political candidates who identify themselves with the traditions and values of communities like the one’s the Globe purports to serve.
I hope it is not too late for the Globe to see the error in supporting candidates who are pro-abortion, anti-Second Amendment and want to raise taxes. In the meantime, it is not too late for voters in the Joplin area to again ignore the bad advice they have received and vote against Barack Obama and Jay Nixon.