“We are very conscious of what the law requires around financing and what the spirit and letter of the law are. That complaint, filed by republican party, which they always do, has been dismissed by our own state committee and its perfunctory that they filed it with the federal elections commission, they always log those complaints and its going to be dismissed: I’m confident we made full disclosure.”
At one point Wu accused Coakley that she was planning to run as early as last year (as if it were illegal to consider running).
“I’ve acknowledged that even last fall we thought about whether we could run or not, but that’s very different, Janet, from seeing what I’m doing is appropriate and being transparent and disclosing with state committee and the FEC everything we’ve done every penny we spend all the money we take in.”
Wu then moved on to insult Coakley, suggesting that because she is not currently a senator it will take her an egregious amount of time to “figure out” where she stands on important issues. Coakley calmly and confidently explained she has taken a strong stance and already has experience on issues ranging from foreign policy to the environmen.
Then, ladies and gentlemen, becase Coakley left no room for argument on her camapign's transparency or her preparedness, WCVB got so desperate, they resorted to a pop-quiz.
That’s right, they asked Attorney General Martha Coakley the following questions (she nailed all of them):
- Name two committees on which Ted Kennedy sat. Coakley named Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. (Armed Services & Joint Economic were the others).
- What is the Federal Budget Deficit for FY2009? Coakley said $1.4-1.6 trillion, which is correct.
- What’s the total number of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Coakley said 64 thousand in Afghanistan and 130 thousand in Iraq, which is correct.
- Which Massachusetts community has said that it would take prisoners from Gitmo? Coakley said Amherst, which is correct.
- Who is Hamad Karzai’s chief rival in the presidential election in Afghanistan? Coakley said Abdullah Abdullah, which is correct.
There's no doubt she'll be the victor in tomorrow night's debate if she shines even half as muchas she did this morning.