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New York Post Endorses McCain: What Role Did Murdoch Play?

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Back in May, NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch admitted that he had "played a role" in the decision of the New York Post (which he owns) to endorse Barack Obama over home state Senator Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

So what is one to presume now that today's Post features an "enthusiastic" endorsement urging "the election of Sen. John S. McCain as the 44th president of the United States."

Here's a bit from the editorial:

McCain has been in Washington for many years now, but he is not of Washington. He knows where the levers of power are located - and how to manipulate them - but he is not controlled by them.

McCain's selection of the charming, but rock-solid, outsider Sarah Palin as his running mate underscores the point.

Neither plays well with others.

And this is an unalloyed asset at a time when special interests - lobbyists, lawyers and organized labor chief among them - wield enormous influence in the nation's capital.

Obama and Sen. Joseph Biden, on the other hand, are leaders of "a party constructed of special interests - public-employee unionists in particular," the editorial states. Of course, the Post adds, "None of this implies an iota of disrespect toward Obama."