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Saturday, October 17, 2009

You can run but you can't hide

Who is running Martha Coakley's campaign for U.S. Senate?

After the bizarre notion that releasing early internal poll numbers was a smart move, the attorney general is now trying to create the bizarre precedent that she can't talk about official business when she's on the campaign trail.

In the process, she's planted a loud bee in the Boston Herald's bonnet, which has taken to hammering her daily about her avoidance of questions about Michael Kineavy and Outlookgate.

As today's installment correctly notes, candidates are proscribed from holding campaign events in public buildings. That's led to the Statehouse steps being the home away from home for generations of pols looking to address a broad array of questions on campaigns and business.

So a memo to the crackerjack staff: uses the steps, particularly right now, and freeze the press corps out the old-fashioned way. Or rent a non-public venue, like the Parker House, and take on all comers.

Besides there's always the standard dodge: "I can't comment on a pending investigation."

Postscript: I swear I didn't read Dan Kennedy before I hit the keyboard this morning!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go- pile on with the Herald- Hard to believe you would call yourself Mass Liberal when in fact the Herald is a rag shilling for one of the guys- Seems like you're right there with them.
A little balance might be helpful- just a suggestion-
How about talking about her 10 page issue paper on financial regulatory reform? A bit too complicated for you? Such a pity that those are the things that truly matter and will directly effect the future of our children-
It's much more fun and way easier to throw dirt bombs about stupid things -not as taxing on your brain.
Do the heavy lifting- you may sleep better at night.

October 17, 2009 12:05 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Just because the Herald may be shilling for Scott Brown doesn't mean they are wrong in wondering why Coakley is inventing excuses for not talking about an issue -- especially when she can simply say she won't comment on pending investigations.

October 17, 2009 1:23 PM  

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