Working for the Trib myself, I can say I wasn't too surprised they reached the conclusion they did. I know the editors on the board pretty well, and they really are none too happy with the job Bush has done.
Over at my blog Common Sense, I may not have gotten the scoop on the guys at BOR, but I have some of own humorous observations of the way it came about. My own inside scoop, you might say.
For anyone who wants one, I will try to scan and email the cheat sheet we made. Just email me or leave a comment on my blog. I'll get to it when I get home.
You can send a letter to the Statesman here: http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/feedback/lettersubmit.html
The Chron's endorsement of GW for second time makes no sense to me, unless you think of it as a business decision. Since the begining of the Bush presidency, the Chron has lambasted him on every imaginable issue, usally for doing precisely as he had said he intended to do if elected. But now the dummies turn around and say essentially, "yes, we know he has done an awful job, but maybe next time around, he will do better". Now if that logic makes any sense to anyone, I'd like to meet that person and give them the name of a good therapist. But the Chron probably managed to avoid offending a good many of their subscribers and advertisers which, in reality given that we are in Texas, is really all that matters.