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Massachusetts Liberal

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Promises, promises

Desperate times call for desperate measures. How else to explain Kerry Healey's decision to campaign with three of her four predecessors -- the ones who checked out early from the job they were elected to do.

Today, the Queen of Mean traversed the state with The Empty Suit. Always the gentleman, Willard let Healey answer for him when reporters questioned where he has been for her (and the rest of the Commonwealth too) during the campaign.
"Governor Romney has a lot for responsibilities," Healey said. "He's done everything I've asked of him."
Obviously that hasn't been much, given how unpopular he is with the voters of Massachusetts.

Yesterday, it was Paul Cellucci's turn, with the GOP pair launching the D-bomb and trying to smear Deval Patrick as a Dukakis clone. Never mind that Patrick has already managed to annoy the Bay State's two Democratic senators by supporting Cape Wind and affirming John Kerry's comedic failings. That alone should make people question how much of a Dukakoid Patrick will be.

The former ambassador to Canada raised the classic GOP red herring of the promise to roll back the income tax. Funny, he never mentioned his own promise that it wouldn't hurt -- or his failing to carry out his oath of office and finish our his term. I guess some promises are more important than others.

And of course who can forget Big Red's return -- and the fact that top members of the never-was ambassador to Mexico's braintrust are now Patrick backers.

Three former governors -- two who physically abandoned voters in mid-term the third who checked out mentally at about the same time. What a sorry group of people to be talking about commitments and promises to voters.

Thankfully it's almost over and our intelligence can begin to heal from the insults.


Blogger Aaron said...

Weld I can sort of understand, but whose mind will be changed by seeing her out there with Cellucci? Do people really miss him? The one guy she should have had here is Giuliani. He's one of the few popular GOPers who has remained pretty untarnished. (Granted, he did an ad for her, but an appearance would have helped.) I'm still surprised he didn't come, he was here twice for Romney in 2002.

November 06, 2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Good point. But the climate was totally different in 2002 -- Giuliani was really feeling the love then. And he probably made the cold hard calculation that she couldn't get over the top.

November 07, 2006 5:57 AM  

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