for sound bites and catchy phrases…here is one for us The GOP and the tea party want to take back America,Democrats will stand with America.
Boston officials determined yesterday that Suzanne M. Bump, the Democratic candidate for state auditor, was not entitled to four years of tax breaks she received by reporting her South Boston condominium as her principal residence and accepted the $5,875.05 repayment she made Thursday after the discrepancy came to light http://www.boston.com/news/loc… Appears to be one principal residence too many. In a letter yesterday to Bump, Rakow said the department had confirmed that Bump and her husband were registered to vote in Great Barrington, a small town in the southwest corner of the state, and had registered their motor vehicles there. “Finally, we have noted on your campaign website a statement indicating that you and your husband reside at the property in Great Barrington, but spend your work week in Boston,” Rakow wrote. As a result, he said, the city would accept the repayment.
Tidbits from around the media regarding what is now surely the awesomest race in the country. :D
- Adrian Walker has perhaps the best summary of any published so far. Excerpts:
Allow me to refresh your memory about the recent career of former state senator Loscocco. He began this campaign pleading to become Baker’s running mate. After Baker didn’t want him, he agreed to run with Cahill. He quit Cahill’s campaign last week, saying that he suddenly realized Cahill could not win.
After being accused of leaving the ticket as a result of a backroom deal, he wants to, um, set the record straight.
I’m racking my brain trying to think of a reason to believe someone who begged to be one candidate’s running mate, became someone else’s, dropped off the ticket (in October!) and told multiple stories to explain each of these events.
Not coming up with much. Not coming up with anything.
There’s more – read the whole thing.
(My daughter found this on Facebook, and then pointed it out to me. This letter resonated with my daughter, and as a farther it did with me as well. So I thought I should share this with you.)
One piece of business advice that I give young women is if they have to work for a man, make sure he has daughters. Why? Because there is a good chance they’ve experienced the world through their daughter’s eyes. Several times in my career I’ve had to ask male bosses or colleagues, “would you want someone to treat your daughter this way?” I’ve used this line in relation to sexist remarks, glass ceiling, wage gap, and gender discrimination situations. And, I can’t remember a single time when a father of girls did not look at me and say “no, you’re absolutely right.”
This holds true in politics. When faced with two male candidates, I’m going to support the candidate who I believe can view the world through a woman’s eyes. In Mass. District 10 it’s clear that Bill Keating is that candidate.
A visibly excited Stephen “Rifleman” Flemmi, vice-president of Society of Criminals United – Massachusetts (SCUM), announced his organization’s overwhelming endorsement of Question 3 at a press conference today from his cell.
“Sometimes as a criminal, you need to make tough calls — who to assault, which house to rob, whether to work on Main Street or Wall Street. This isn’t such a call. The membership overwhelmingly endorses Question 3. We’re very enthusiastic about it.”
Flemmi ticked off the many reasons the question was supported, and even shared a letter written by James “Whitey” Bulger, President in absentia of SCUM:
Canvassing and phonebanking will be running at the Democratic Regional Office in Arlington, 1343 Massachusetts Ave, from 12 – 4 p.m. Come on down and help keep Massachusetts true blue!
Below is an excerpt from Bill Keating’s (billkeating.org) website on his view of Social Security: “It was a bad idea when President Bush tried to privatize Social Security and talked about raising the retirement age, and it is an even worse idea now.” He is right on, and Thelma Goldstein agrees– and that is one of the many reasons why she is supporting Bill Keating to be the 10th districts next Congressman.