The always-excellent David Bernstein has a hard-hitting post at Adam’s Phoenix blog. After going through a litany of recent murders of women, all domestic:
Hey, Im just getting warmed up — I know of 31 women murdered in Massachusetts this year. By July, Jane Doe Inc. had already counted as many domestic-violence homicides as it did all last year.
Heres another interesting item from a murder late Tuesday night in Lowell. The victim, a 21-year-old man, was out on probation after serving two years for raping a 13-year-old girl.
If under the Romney/Healey administration convicted child rapists are out drinking at Halloween parties two years later, just how much worse could Free-em-all Deval make things than Kerry the Kriminologist has?
And that’s another tragic thing about Healey’s garage ad: How it trivializes the violence that actually happens to women all the time. Would that she showed an ounce of conscience, reflection and seriousness, and made addressing this issue a genuine centerpiece of her campaign. She could have shown independence from Romney and an affirmative vision. We could have all gained from that.
Is it any wonder why people seem to be having a hard time imagining her as Governor?