Worst sentence ever written in journalism?

Probably not.  But this would make the semi-finals, at least:

And as his aspiration of putting aside petty politics has met the necessity of winning legislative votes -- no more than two or three Senate Republicans are expected to support him, which is two or three more than did so in the House -- he has gone through a public evolution that has left him showing sharper edges when it comes to the ways of Washington.

When I first spied a truncated version of this on the New York Times homepage, my initial instinct was to suspect that some third assistant web editor had been catapulted into a prime role before she or he was ready.  But no, that's in the original article.  I knew there had been cutbacks at the Times.  But I didn't realize they'd had to fire their whole copy desk.