Remember how Gabriel Gomez, last year’s failed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, seemed to take “running for office” literally? GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Karyn Polito is following in his wasted footsteps, and complaining every step of the way:
Shrewsbury Republican Karyn Polito …has been seeing a lot of running going on as she has entered one road race after another since announcing her candidacy.
“We are running 5Ks everywhere,” she said on her way from a Statehouse meeting on missing children to a Latino luncheon in Boston Thursday. She said she ran a 5K in Hyannis last Sunday and is doing another 5K in Dorchester this weekend after walking a four-mile parade route there. She also did a 5K in Boston recently and was one of the many runners that finished Worcester’s 5K St. Patrick’s Day run. Polito said she’s been finishing with times around 45 minutes.
Forty-five minutes to run 5K (3 miles)? That’s called sauntering, not running.
Polito clearly isn’t into running. She went on to complain that “I don’t love running, but I love running a 5K. They are more fun to do, because it goes by faster.”
If she just wants to get these fun runs over with, why do them in the first place?
Best guess: Polito not only lets the Charlie Baker campaign speak for her on important issues like marriage equality, but also submits to Baker-directed campaign strategies that she despises. Good little woman. She does what she’s told. She makes a fine female token for Baker just as she did for Gomez.