FROM MY EMAIL INBOX
A PRESS RELEASE
IN GLORIOUS ALLCAPSACOLOR
STARRING CHARLTON HESTON … AS TOM REILLY
“I have a great deal of respect for Lieutenant Governor Healey and look forward to a spirited campaign on our records, our ideas, and our visions for the future of this state. Massachusetts needs a Governor with a proven record of independent leadership and of getting results that matter in the lives of ordinary people. That’s the Governor I will be and I look forward to putting forth my competing vision for getting Massachusetts moving again over the course of this campaign.”
Ah, that explains a lot: he hasn’t yet put forth his competing vision for getting Massachusetts moving again (as Deb Goldberg likes to say). We look forward to it, too.
OK, let me turn off the snark-o-rator here … (snap!). Ah, much better. Seriously, Tom Reilly would do very very well to actually talk about some substantive approaches to substantive issues about which he cares deeply. Tom, don’t just tell us, as you did at the convention last year, that we need to reach out to the middle, to people disenchanted with politics, and that you’re the guy to do it. Demonstrate it. Talk about how housing will be cheaper and kids will be smarter and we’ll all be healthier and the air will be cleaner and the streets will be safer when you’re Gov. And tell us how. Be specific.
… And don’t just send me a press release that doesn’t say anything, OK?