From today’s Herald:
It didn’t take long for at least one member of Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey’s campaign squad to land on her feet. Healey spokeswoman Laura Nicoll has been named director of corporate communications for Affiliated Managers Group, the $4 billion acquisition firm run by Healey’s husband, Sean.
No doubt Nicoll was offered the job after a nationwide search revealed her to be the best candidate.
Seriously, though, how weird is it that the entire state Republican party is apparently a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMG? The retiring party chairman is AMG’s CFO; the former state party chair and sitting Republican Lt. Gov. is married to AMG’s President and CEO; Bill Weld, the closest thing the party has to a celebrity, sat on AMG’s board from 1998 to 2004; AMG stock options funded the only significant race the party ran this year; and now an operative from that failed race has picked up a nice job at AMG (maybe Tim O’Brien could manage the copy room or something?). Does anyone think all of that might have something to do with the disappearing act the party is on the verge of perfecting?