BANGOR, Maine — Two Maine newspapers — the Bangor Daily News and The Times Record of Brunswick — have given their editorial endorsements to Barack Obama.

The Bangor Daily News said Saturday that John McCain has a long record of distinguished service but has compromised his principles to get elected. The newspaper said his choice of Sarah Palin as running mate was “reckless” and allowing his campaign to paint Obama as a friend of terrorists because of an association with a 1960s radical was even worse.

While expressing reservations about Obama’s limited experience, the BDN said he represents change from misguided policies of the Bush administration.

The Times Record said Friday that Obama better reflects American values of equality, justice, fairness and civil liberty.

The newspaper said: “McCain served our parents well. Obama will serve our children better.”