Well, you can't call the Anchorage Daily News a homer.
In sports terms
You could look at it this way. If a Pennsylvania sportswriter voted Penn State No. 1 this week, you could call him a homer. Penn State played well yesterday. And against Ohio State. In Ohio. But Texas is still No. 1.
But if the Nittany Lions got a vote from their home state, you'd understand it. It's home state love.
So if the Anchorage Daily News -- Alaska's largest newspaper -- opted for the McCain-Palin ticket, you rack it as the same type of deal.
The writers of the editorial state that "the election is ... not about Sarah Palin."
Yeah, but ask anyone -- at least us outsiders anyway. We don't want to know necessarily why you chose Barack Obama over John McCain, we want to know why you didn't back your own.