Here's a review of Candide from the other paper in town. One would expect that paper to be snippy about the political jokes. Still waiting to see if the Post reviewed it. (They did write into it.) (UPDATE, 7/8: Post review. Doesn't even mention the chorus! Bum!)
The Washington Times is definitely the #2 paper in town. A distant #2. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it's #3 or 4 now, after the free papers they hand out outside metro stations.
For the last couple of weeks there's been a teenage boy outside the station closest to my work wearing a "Washington Times Summer Youth Hawker Program" sign around his neck, holding a little stack of newspapers. I can't imagine he sells many. Every time I come up the escalator he looks so hopeful, it just kills me. I could take pity and buy one, but...I don't want a Washington Times. (And I don't think anyone else does, either. Aah! The guilt!)