The Washington Post is such a liberal newspaper that it can't even keep the anti-Bush comments out of the Sports section. Post ombudsman Deborah Howell agreed with readers of her Sunday column that gratuitious Bush-bashing doesn't improve a column on sailing to Bermuda:
Several readers were unhappy about a political comment in the middle of Angus Phillips's June 22 sailing column. William Hunter of Bristow, Va., wrote: "This is in regards to [his] column this past Sunday, 'Winds That Made a Journey Anything but a Breeze,' in particular this line: 'As anyone who has lived in the United States the last eight years knows, a rudderless ship is not so good.' "
Hunter wrote: "Can we give it a rest, please? We get it already...everyone at The Washington Post hates/loathes/despises/whatever President Bush. Is there a reason this kind of nonsense has to spill over into the Sports section?...I don't deny Mr. Phillips's right to write whatever he pleases in his column...Please keep partisan politics out of the Sports section." Right you are, Mr. Hunter. Phillips should have stuck to sailing.