I’m imagining an audience of folks with electrodes on their heads… sco points to the Somerville News’s results of an audience poll at Wednesday night’s candidate’s debate at the Somerville Theatre. These numbers are for entertainment purposes only and not as the basis of an actual cash wager: Who do you think won the debate this evening? Mackey 49% Jehlen 43% Callahan 3% Casey 3% If the election was held today, who would you vote for? Jehlen 48% Mackey 45% Callahan 3% Casey 3% Hrm, could be interesting, could be irrelevant… but dammit, it’s data! And in the Dept. of Clarifications, do check the comments on sco’s post: Sco, I love your numbers and am so glad you tell us about them. Keep it up. Thanksp.s. this was not sarcasm– The troll I have nothing to add.
Dedicated observers of Massachusetts politics know BMG is the source to turn to for comprehensive coverage of wildlife issues. With this in mind, a spotlight on the perennial controversy that swirls around the Cambridge White Geese. The flock of anserinae live near the B.U. bridge. They are a cause celÃ©bre for City Council candidate Robert J. La TrÃ©mouille. As he wrote in 1999: "Most people, when looking at the M.D.C. properties on the Charles River, see a nice, quiet, underdeveloped area which could use a little bit of work. When developer types look at the Charles River, they use a word which is their greatest swear word. They use the word ?under utilized.? It is usually said with a delicate shudder. ? "Something stands in the way of the developer types? magnificent plan to counter the threat of under utilization (shudder) of the area on both sides of the B.U. Bridge: those magnificent geese. TrÃ©mouille continued, six years later, in his resonse to the Candidates Questionaire at the 2 August debate for Cambridge City Council candidates: "It is silly to describe Cambridge?s environmental expenditures as other than a feeding trough for the powerful contractor/developer lobby.The extreme example is Magazine Beach. [...]
A survey conducted 5-8 August in New Hampshire and Massachusetts of 600 likely Republican primary voters in each state found that McCain, Gingrich and Romney would pull 39%, 14% and 8% respectively in New Hampshire, and 46%, 4% and 22% in the Bay State. The survey was conducted by the Manchester consulting firm American Research Group, who may be owned by McCain’s New England fund raising chair for all I know. Telephone interviews of 1,200 registered Pennsylvania voters 29-31 July by the equally dubious sounding Strategic Vision polling firm found that among Republicans Guliani pulled 36%, McCain 24%, "Doctor of Death" Bill Frist 8%, and Willard just 5%. Finally, the Lowell Sun reported that Romney is virtually unknown in the center of the country. Tasty summer gossip.