Here’s another thing I love about the Internet: Comment links at the bottom of Newspaper articles.
The Sentinel and Enterprise of Fitchburg and Leominster ran a story on the much hyped but little documented relationship between Deval Patrick and Benjamin LaGuer under the headline “Mazzarella Challenges Patrick”. It’s the same stuff that was in the Herald last month and that was in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette today. Summary: How dare Patrick even suggest that justice may not have been served in a particular case?
This time there is a comment attached to the bottom of the article from one William C. (Bud) Taylor II. Thanks to my skills at cutting and pasting I am promoting it to Blue Mass Group. It is well worth a read:
As a mayor in Massachusetts, how could Dean Mazzarella think of Kerry Healey as a credible choice over Deval Patrick? Mazzarella has seen what has happened to his own community with the drastic cuts to aid for cities and towns at the hands of Kerry Healey and the Romney Administration.
I too am an un-enrolled voter, just like Mazzarella. However, I represent the Labor Movement (Working Families) as a member of the North Central Massachusetts Work Investment Board [and was appointed by Dean Mazzarella]. The NCM WIB oversees the grant funding for job training and development in our region. In that position I constantly see the abysmal performance and failure of the Romney/Healey Administration on jobs and the economy in our region. Mazzarella sees this data too, but seems to be ignoring this real issue in the on-going gubernatorial race => its Jobs! Mazzarella would rather bring up this non-connected issue to incorrectly attack the character of Deval Patrick.
How unfortunate for the voters of Leominster to continually have their Mayor focus on the wrong issues while Mazzarella continues to blunder on the big things, like wasting millions of dollars on Crossroads School and the Library. Mazzarella’s poor judgment is costing citizens through rising property taxes. When will Mayor Mazzarella look at the big picture? Hopefully Mazzarella refocuses soon because people are leaving Leominster and Massachusetts in droves because of the lack of jobs and cost of living here due to bad leadership. Kerry Healey has used the last four years to prove she cant do anything to create jobs.
Like Mazzarella, I too voted for Chris Gabrielli in the primary. But now I believe Deval Patrick at least has a relationship with the Legislature and a plan to do something that is realistic. Thats really the big picture here.
Deval Patrick has also proven he’s tough on crime as a prosecutor. What more does Mazzarella want and who is he kidding raising this issue? Dont fall for this type diversion and vote for somebody who doesnt truly have your interest at the center of their vision.
William C. (Bud) Taylor II | 09.28.06 – 2:26 pm