Check out the end of this Herald article which tells how Mayor Menino and his friends joked about the e-mail scandal at a Councilor Tobin event last night. Note: the mayor was skipping an East Boston event to attend this toast.
The mayor turned down the East Boston event and instead attended a ritzy gala on Newbury Street, where he was given an achievement award. Later that night he went to a 40th birthday party fund-raiser for Councilor John Tobin at a West Roxbury Elks Club.
Though the party was a roast for him, Tobin said the “shrapnel” was spread around – and the controversy swirling around Menino’s policy chief, Michael Kineavy, for routinely deleting his city e-mails, in apparent violation of public records laws, became fodder for comedy.
Tobin said Matt O’Malley, political director for MassEquality, teased state Rep. Michael F. Rush (D-West Roxbury), saying, “His legislative accomplishments are thinner than Mike Kineavy’s in-box.”
The mayor himself even poked fun over the e-mail scandal that has dogged him during this week’s build-up to Tuesday’s preliminary election.
Apologizing for arriving late, Tobin said Menino quipped, “I have been out looking for my e-mails. Has anybody seen them? I don’t know what they look like.”
This is absolutely deplorable. Thoughts?