Quotations from Chairman Martha
Coakley is ending the campaign on a high note of condescension. William Jacobson highlights a classic quote from a Boston Globe feature on Coakley's campaign. In an election with such high stakes, with so little time left in the campaign, the Globe wondered if she was being too passive.
"As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?'' she fired back, in an obvious reference to a Brown video of him doing just that at the Winter Classic hockey game played at Fenway.
(Does "Let them eat cake" come to mind? RC)
Coakley has achieved a remarkable two-fer. First, she alienated Massachusetts's hockey fans with her careless jab at the Winter Classic hockey game, a big deal to local sports fans. Now, former Red Sox star Curt Schilling is on the case. He has posted an item by Cassy Fiano about Coakley's faux pas on his blog, in a post titled "Want ANOTHER reason to NOT vote for Martha Coakley???":
...If she hasn't done it yet, Martha Coakley may have just killed her campaign...
She's apparently been trying to win the title of Worst Political Campaign Ever, and she might have just clinched it with her little dig at Scott Brown over Fenway Park [quoting the Globe article].
The appearance characterizes Coakley's approach to this truncated race. Aware that she has little time for the hand-shaking and baby-kissing of a standard political campaign, she has focused instead on rallying key political leaders, Democratic activists, and union organizers, in hope they will get people to the polls....
Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.
"As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?'' she fires back, in an apparent reference to a Brown online video of him doing just that. "This is a special election. And I know that I have the support of Kim Driscoll. And I now know the members of the [Salem] School Committee, who know far more people than I could ever meet.''
There are just so many things wrong with that statement.Some might question why we here in South Texas should be concerned with politics way up there in the Northeast. We should do anything we can to help get rid of the "Kennedy seat" in the senate. Scott Brown said it so well when he said, "it is not the Kennedy seat, it is the PEOPLE's seat" So true, so true.