Today's coverage of the President's visit to Nashville:
Boston Globe, page A2
"Bush begins tour to sell '06 agenda"
New Hampshire Union Leader, front page (below the fold)
"Bush defends oil prices"
(followed by a subhead describing Exxon Mobil's billions in fourth-quarter profits)
Always striking when the Union Leader writes a less favorable head than the Globe in its news coverage of the President. But after all, this is the same paper whose publisher once described George Bush as an "empty suit," and whose editorial page editor just described the President's State of the Union stance on Iran as "weak" and labeled his domestic policy initiatives "needless" and "goofy."
Which raises the question: Over the next two years, will the Union Leader be on the lookout for a successor to the President who is more conservative fiscally and more aggressive on foreign policy?
p.s. Did not mean to imply above that Joe McQuaid and Drew Cline are actually writing headlines for news articles. As an old copy editor, I realize that headlines are the jurisdiction of the copy desk, not the editorial page.