Jack E Robinson, Republican candidate for Stephen Lynchs congressional seat has a new radio commercial out wherein he accuses Lynch of being corrupted by $500,000 of Big Dig related campaign contributions. He makes sure people knows that Lynch is a former iron worker and comes right out and states that Lynch is in the tank. Robinson even has the audacity to invoke poor Milena Del Valles unfortunate demise.
Jack E Robinson can fool you, he sounds sane when you first hear him. After a few minutes of close listening though, you can begin to hear harmonics of a seriously unstable intellect, a la Ross Perot. Robinson lives in Duxbury but he is buying in Brockton to get on the ballot. He obviously thinks that Lynch is vulnerable due to the Big Dig fiasco. Lynch is referred to as the Lynchpin that allowed the Big Dig to get so screwed up with incompetence and corruption. I am surprised that old number 42 didnt also imply that Stephen Lynchs ancestors coined the term Lynching.
Lynch is not the most likeable candidate but assuming he makes it onto the ballot I believe that Robinson has no chance (please God). That being the case he will take off his gloves and start slinging the mud (pardon the mixed metaphor, but the imagery works, you know: dirty hands). Robinsons advertisement is a new salvo in what should be a very ugly campaign. Lynch may come out swinging soon, I expect some chatter to start about the restraining order that hovers over Robinsons head like the perpetual rain cloud that hovers over Lil Abners friend, Joe Btfsplk.