Jon Keller’s take on Phil Johnston’s silly remarks yesterday is on target:
I want to start out by saying something nice about someone who’s having a tough morning. I really like Democratic Party chairman Phil Johnston, a very nice guy who can take a joke as well as tell one. That’s why I was sorry to see Phil make a fool of himself yesterday when he claimed that by criticizing Deval Patricks positions on crime and immigration, Kerry Healey was bordering on – quote – “race-baiting.”
Crime and immigration are perfectly legitimate issues in this campaign, as Johnston well knows and has (belatedly) recognized. No one seriously thinks Kerry Healey is a racist or a race baiter, and everyone would do well to accept Johnston’s act of contrition and move along to talk about these issues – and the rest of them – on their merits.