So I got this email alert from the NYTimes last night:
The New York Times
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 -- 9:25 PM ET
Television Networks Project Barack Obama as the Winner in Wisconsin
The victory is Mr. Obama's ninth straight victory over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in their epic struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination.
I think it's amazing they say "epic struggle." Are the primaries suddenly a movie trailer? Which cliche is next -- "A clash of good and evil?" "Only one can prevail?" "A robot renegade cop?" (see below for further amazingness:)
After that, the awkward double use of "victory" doesn't even bother me. And at least we know whose side they're on.