It gets even more fun. From today’s Globe Northwest story, Democrat Charles D. Gallager just can’t support a kid who lives with mom and dad.
Charles D. Gallagher, an Arlington Town Meeting member, sees Garballey’s age as a drawback.
“He’s , he lives at home, he doesn’t have a house, or a family, or any of those other things,” said Gallagher, a 53-year-old Democrat who knows Garballey through local politics but supports Worden, a Town Meeting member for 38 years. “That doesn’t disqualify [Garballey], but it certainly handicaps him when I look at a race that involves someone like John Worden.”
On the other hand, attorney Deborah Sirotkin Butler says she’s voting for Garballey because he’s better than her own kid.
“What I particularly like about Sean is his open and can-do attitude. He’s got to be one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met,” said Deborah Sirotkin Butler, an Arlington lawyer who met Garballey when he volunteered for the town’s Democratic committee in high school. “It’s striking to me, because I have kids his age and neither one of them comes within a light year of Sean’s maturity or understands the issues that Sean knows so well and fights for.”
If I were Attorney Butler’s kid, I’d be miffed by this dis’ in the local paper. If my mom did this, I would vote for Worden – then I wouldn’t speak to her for a week.