– – since Republican Charles Baker first said he’s running for governor. And it has been eleven days since he has refused to answer five basic questions about his deep involvement with the troubled Big Dig when he was our state’s chief financial officer while the project spiraled out of control (1994 – 1998). I posted the questions here eleven days ago. On the theory that Mr. Baker doesn’t spend much time here at BMG (although I thought EaBo might have mentioned it to him), we’ve established a new web site with the five questions and would urge anyone who gets to talk with the new candidate to try and get him to answer the five questions. If you get an answer, tell us in the comments below.
What do you think his answers would be? And don’t you think he should answer the Five Questions?
John Walsh, Chair
Massachusetts Democratic Party
I know Charley mentioned it earlier.
p>Baker’s own Pioneer Institute:
This could send a message that we’re more afraid of Baker than Mihos as a GOP nominee in terms of our own chances of winning. This in turn could be used by Baker as an argument for his nomination and we could end up with stronger opposition than we bargained for.
Charlie Butcher is your designated opponent. Mr. Candlestickmaker has yet to appear at a Republican Party function. Meanwhile, I see Christy Mihos campaigning almost daily. You folks really don’t need a democratic Watergate. But I see the reverse psychology. It ain’t workin’.
He’s on to us! There must have been a little birdie on the lam ratting on us the whole time to bring us down from the inside! We’re turned boys, fly the coop because the deal is bust!
Man, 11 days and he hasn’t personally responded to questions on a website where he’s going to spend the next year (hopefully 5) getting everything from his character, his experience, to his favorite juice getting ripped apart by the groundswell support of his opponent! Shocking! He also hasn’t responded to the same questions when they were posted up on a separate attack website! Un-freakin-believable.
Care to let the good people of Blue Mass Group know when you are going to refund the $20,000 in illegal contributions the Massachusetts Democratic Party accepted in 2006?
p>Oh and since I’ve never met Charlie, I didn’t feel right passing along your message. But when I finally do, I’ll be sure to.
It seems as $15K of the $20K was for all you know legal. Since there is a Union exemption allowing for $15K in donations to state parties from Unions. That’s some ethics reform the Governor is pushing for. No wonder you guys won’t touch prevailing wage with a 10 foot pole.
p>Since I’ve admitted I’m wrong will Doug Rubin do the same regarding his bogus talking points this sunday?
…was link to your own blog? The block quote in that post makes it sound like people didn’t know and once brought to their attention it was resolved. Also, our chairman’s questions were about a policy, not a campaign finance technicality. I’d be willing to bet which the voters are more likely to care about.
to the statehouse news. I stand by my assertion that the MassDems have not given back the money. Here is the statehouse news story.
ChuckBaker Government Solutions Group
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