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Massachusetts Liberal

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keep the change

So much for change you can believe in.

With Tom Menino facing off against Michael Flaherty in the mayoral final in November, Boston is guaranteed the status quo. A long-time mayor versus a long-time city councilor from a long-time Boston political family.

And by rolling up more than 50 percent of the vote, the odds strongly favor a fifth term for Menino.

In a political climate where voters are fed up with politics and politicians, it is a remarkable performance by Menino, particularly after a preliminary race where the Globe limbered up long-atrophied City Hall bureau muscles and examined Menino's record with developers.

And barring any bombshells among the trashed e-mails of Michael Kineavy, it's likely to formal election will be a snooze.

I'll go back to sleep now.

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