Hello, Mrs. Graham. Get Us Rewrite.

Do the reporters at the Washington Post read their own editorial page?

“A partisan showdown that dominated Washington politics for nearly three years came to a placid ending on the White House South Lawn yesterday as President Clinton signed legislation that…puts the government on a path to a balanced budget by 2002,” read Wednesday’s (Aug. 3) front page. Yet back on the editorial page (following on several editorials and op-ed columns noting the deal would make the deficit larger–not smaller).

Even normally Clinton-supportive editorial cartoonist Herblock portrayed the president and Newt Gingrich toasting themselves while saying, “It’s wonderful what we can refrain from doing when we work together.”