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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Don't let the door hit you on the way out Mitt

As if you needed more proof that Mitt Romney has become a cardboard cutout candidate who has finally become the irrelevancy he deserves to be, here come two examples -- in a single day.

OK, Tom Reilly standing up to the Mittser now that both of 'em are lame ducks hardly qualifies as a profile in courage. More credit goes to Judge Thomas Connolly, who refused to be swayed by the vitriolic language that will be headed his way -- a lot of it from Romney -- to do the right thing.

Even more intriguing is the decision by Mitt's own Massport board to do the wrong thing. Mitt's behavior on this one has been broken clock-like -- you know even broken clocks are right twice a day. The overly generous sick pay policy that benefited such GOP stalwarts as Craig Coy and Ginny Buckingham needs to be reworked to more modest levels.

But the board's flagrant disavowal of El Jefe's call shows how little influence he has left. Even more intriguing is the subliminal message it sends to his second banana Kerry Healey in her campaign against cronyism.


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