Is this profile really necessary?

Here’s the Washington Post’s profile of Dennis Kucinich. The Post graciously omits some seedy episodes from what Kucinich calls “the dark night of my soul.” Good for the Post, but would it have done the same for a conservative candidate?
By the way, here the Post reports that “Ben” from Ben and Jerry’s ice cream company has just endorsed Kucinich. Apparently Ben’s home state governor Howard Dean wasn’t anti-establishment enough.