An editorial from the Scripps Howard News ServiceDemocratic Rep. Peter Kostmayer gets our vote as political cynic to date of the presidential campaign.

During the Democratic convention in Atlanta, the Pennsylvania congressman was discussing the need for special interests to suppress their wants so the Democratic ticket could develop a winning strategy.

His staff does not deny that he said the following:

"We're not going to blow it this time. Just shut up, gays, women, environmentalists. Just shut up. You'll get everything you want after the election. But just, for the meantime, shut up so we can win."