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Massachusetts Liberal

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Spend a few days outside Massachusetts and L'Affaire Loscocco seems quaint. Not to mention impossible to sum up in a 30-second commercial, not to mention a brief in the New York Times.

New York television is awash in negatives -- and that's just the commercials before you start looking at the words Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is saying for free.

The man who would be governor, Andrew Cuomo, is hammering away at his GOP rival with an outsize campaign war chest. Next door, Linda McMahon is running a steel cage advertising match against Richard Blumenthal for the Connecticut U.S. Senate seat.

Heck, there's not even a race in New Jersey but the state's teacher's association is hammering Gov. Chris Christie for playing politics by dumping a rival Race to the Top education grant -- and losing the federal cash.

Lots of anger. Not much in the way of answers. Sounds like the national Republican platform.

Watching our standard of decorum vanish, it's hard not to echo Thomas Friedman's recent comparison of 21st Century America with ancient Rome. But I think a different benchmark may be apt.

We seems to be fiddling while Rome is burning. That is when we are not pouring fuel instead of water on the flames.

It's good to be home and our own little relatively harmless shenanigans.

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