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Massachusetts Liberal

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

We shall fight them on the beaches...

Move over Winston Churchill. It's time for some southeastern Massachusetts politicians to rewrite your famous speech.

Churchill, you may recall, offered a stirring oration in the early days of World War II to reflect the British determination to take on the Nazis:
we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender,
Listening to Scott Brown and Foxboro Selectman Paul Feeney, a bit of rewriting may be in order:
We shall fight them in the shopping malls,
we shall fight them in the cheap seats,
we shall fight them in the parking lots and on the roads,
we shall fight them on the gridiron;
we shall never surrender!
Brown, of course, has become the darling of the Teabaggers in part to the somnolent campaign being waged by Martha Coakley for the US Senate seat from Massachusetts. Buoyed by the attention from the likes of Sean Hannity, Brown offered this gem in a debate broadcast on public television.
“We’re at war,’’ he said. “We’re at war in our airports. We’re at war in our shopping centers. We’re at war all over the world. Al Qaeda is coming here to try to kill our American citizens.’’
Hmm. Maybe he shouldn't say that given the overflow crowds at the Wrentham Outlet Mall is his town. Then again, maybe I could finally get a parking space if all those Rhode Island shoppers stay away.

Not to be outdone, Feeney sees more than unshoveled snow in the bust of undocumented immigrants on their way to dig out Gillette Stadium for tomorrow's playoff game.
“My ultimate concern is that no one knows the true identity of various workers that have been hired to perform work in Gillette Stadium, which by its nature is also at risk of potential coordinated attacks and terrorist activities.’’
And I thought it was about dry butts in seats.

What the heck was dumped into the water down there?

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