We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There are no heights which Pinch Sulzberger's ego won't try to scale. Putting words in other people's mouths is no challenge for him. The fact that he is dictating to a possible future President of the United States fits right in with his malignant narcissism.
If they had printed his essay few would have read it and fewer would have talked about it. By refusing to print it the Times has made it a topic of discussion on cable and the 'net.
Frankly, it's the op-ed page and they can print whatever they choose. Bias in supposed straight news is bothersome but I expect the editorial pages of the NYTimes to be hard left. But they unwittingly gave McCain a brief sympathetic moment during Obamessiah's pilgrimage week.