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Saturday, October 09, 2010

Mr. Loscocco's Wild Ride

A week ago, Paul Loscocco was a virtual unknown to the Massachusetts electorate, the ultimate second banana on a political team. Today, he could walk into Cheers and the gang would yell "Paul."

Yep, everyone knows his name. But Good Time Paul has a credibility problem. Which is the same as saying the Red Sox had a few injuries last season.

Mr. Loscocco's Wild Ride through the governor's race continued yesterday with the allegation that the real reason he quit as Tim Cahill's running mate was that his boss and the Deval Patrick campaign were conspiring to run negative ads.

As Tommy Flanagan used to say on Saturday Night Live, "yeah, that's the ticket."

Unlike Cahill, who could produce e-mails showing his former "brain trust" conspiring to deliver Loscocco into the arms of Charlie Baker, the Holliston Republican-Independent-Republican offers us only his word, which has proven rather worthless to date.

Patrick campaign guru Doug Rubin was quick to slam the charges, made knowing that Rubin had once also worked for Cahill, and whose departure for Patrick soured their relationship too.
“When Paul Loscocco stood by Charles Baker last week, he once again proved that his word cannot be trusted,’’ Rubin said in a statement. “His most recent explanation of his actions is a desperate attempt to divert attention from his latest backroom deal and is in fact directly contradicted by numerous e-mails made public recently.’’
I'm sure Loscocco is planning a rebuttal. Something along the lines of the e-mails were manufactured by Barack Obama and Glenn Beck, who are working with Mahatma Gandhi to enslave the universe.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Doug Rubin said...

Just wanted to make sure your readers had my full statement - thanks:

Statement from Doug Rubin, Senior Advisor to the Patrick Campaign:

"When Paul Loscocco stood by Charles Baker last week, he once again proved that his word cannot be trusted. His most recent explanation of his actions is a desperate attempt to divert attention from his latest backroom deal, and is in fact directly contradicted by numerous emails made public recently.

It is readily apparent to anyone watching TV that the political ads produced by the Cahill campaign attack both Charlie Baker and Deval Patrick equally. In our TV ads, we compare Deval Patrick's position with both Charlie Baker and Tim Cahill. It is clear that there is no coordination. In addition, it is widely known that my decision to work for Governor Patrick back in 2005 caused a split in my relationship with Tim Cahill that exists to this day.

The ridiculous accusations from Paul Loscocco are not true, and I ask anyone who reads them to consider the credibility of the source, and his past actions, when reviewing this issue."

October 09, 2010 8:18 AM  

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