The notoriously conservative editorial page also took aim at Deeds in the editorial:
Mr. Deeds and his supporters have run a vapid campaign, focused more on a 20-year-old college paper written by Mr. McDonnell than anything happening today. Many of the outrages they've manufactured incite puzzlement more than anger. Purportedly, as one of the other newspapers in town editorialized, in "Mr. McDonnell's Virginia ... information about birth control would be hidden." What a strange quibble to characterize as a crisis. Only in a fairy-tale Virginia are voters more worried about condoms than about years of failed Democratic leadership.