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.
The State of Wyoming, just like Alaska with just three electoral votes, liked the idea of having a high placed representative in the capital. And still does. Poll numbers for Dick Cheney may be low in the rest of the country. But not in Wyoming.