With apologies to Peter, here’s a really fun story from the UMass Dartmouth debate, published in today’s Globe.
Healey tells Mihos at debate: ‘Keep your hands to yourself’
November 5, 2006
The campaign is almost over, and in some ways little has changed. Kerry Healey is still annoyed at Christy Mihos. Deval Patrick is still trying to play the peacemaker. And Mihos just doesn’t quit.
At one point during a debate last week in Dartmouth, Healey mentioned that she had gone cranberry-picking in bogs along the South Coast.
“When I go out into the cranberry bogs, as I recently did, I think, ‘What a beautiful resource we have here from Massachusetts,’ ” Healey said.
“I’d love to see you out there harvesting cranberries, you know that,” Mihos said. “That is a vision. That is a wonderful vision.”
“I was there,” Healey replied.
Mihos then patted her on the back, prompting Healey to say: “Keep your hands to yourself.”
“You’re my hero,” Mihos said.
After the debate, Mihos told reporters, “It’s like, what, touching a porcupine or something like that?”
Minutes later, Patrick surveyed his opponents and said, “Despite the wisecracks and the sanctimony, and the distortions, I’m going to miss you all.”
“So where you going?” asked Mihos.
“All the way to Beacon Hill, my friend,” Patrick said.