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June 20, 2007

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Larry Lefty

Pat would not only support him for PRESIDENT she would also help him in shutting down your NEWSPAPER. LIBERALS LOVE HUGO!

Whatever

Maybe Pat Jehlen would like you better if you spelled her name correctly (every time). But hey, I'm glad you've finally learned to use Google.

Born Here

what is the LEGAL capacity of the Holiday Inn?

Silent Minority

Interesting show of power for the CurtaKoty organization.

Just a thought

Do you think Joe will revive his true hatred of Mike Capuano and take a run at Cappy?

Yorktown Street

Yes, lots of people think the Journal does the community a disservice by offering the Speak Out. "Letters to the editor by illiterates," I have heard it called. Personally, though, I find it amusing.

Ron Newman

I think Mike Capuano will easily keep that House seat as long as he wants it. (Though who knows what will happen if the 2010 census loses the state a seat in 2012.)

PersonDavis

Since the Speaker of the House of reps in Mass is Sal DeMasi and he gets to decide which seat is dissolved, I think Mike is ok right through that time and beyond as long as Sal stays in power. Meehan's old seat might get diced up though.
I myself would like to see a debate between Joe C. and Mike C. though. That would be fun to watch.

I hope Rebecca and Bob Traney have buried the hatchet.

Somerspeak

I was not at the Mayor's re-election kickoff, but since this is only a "rumor/gossip" column, and since one of my neighbors, who did go, says that there were no more than 300 in attendance, mostly to see the Governor,(Kraft's appearance was a bonus, although what value he added remains a mystery) I think the author of the "rumor/gossip" column is exagerating just a little. Six hundred? That's a stretch guys. If the source of the reported number was the Mayor's own people, that would explain why you got the number wrong.

But since this is only a "rumor/gossip" column, can you report on how much money was raised? Even if it is only a rumor.

cabbie

"funny how whenever you say anything about (see News talk May 16 edition) her or the Princess Rebekah, they get all upset - they should remember they’re public officials."

Funny, a public official would be upset at the local media saying "anything". Funny that said "anything" isn't in anyway documented and was only ever brought up to make her look bad. I'm sure Pat thinks it's just hilarious. A politician being tired on election day. What a newsflash.

ESsshh. She had the nerve to insist it's not true. Please, buck it up. If you're going to bark expect people to bark back.

Woof Woof.

Go Figure

Maybe if 'Becca and (It's) Pat stopped acting like imbeciles the News would stop reporting on them like they're imbeciles. The truth sucks sometimes, but it's still the truth.

Face the Facts

This paper attacks Becca every chance it gets. I think it is fear. Those progressives are so scary with all of those facts. Why can't they be more like Fox News?

unionsquareboy

First, I did the Googling and I didn't see much except that Scirocco was found guilty of giving away some liquor. Yawn. Two other quick comments:

Interesting show of power for the CurtaKoty organization. Just a thought. Do you think Joe will revive his true hatred of Mike Capuano and take a run at Cappy?

Doubtful, JoeyCake's lost all his stones to face off against Cappy. And, yeah, Cappy would probably kick his ass. His support is solid throughout the district and JoeyCakes has nothing to run on.

Since the Speaker of the House of reps in Mass is Sal DeMasi and he gets to decide which seat is dissolved, I think Mike is ok right through that time and beyond as long as Sal stays in power. Meehan's old seat might get diced up though. I myself would like to see a debate between Joe C. and Mike C. though. That would be fun to watch.

I would like to see the debate, too. The redistricting depends though. A woman is likely to win the 5th special election, and it will probably be Niki Tsongas. If she or the other woman wins, it would be hard for Sal to redistrict her out of the seat. There would be a war inside the Democratic Party and lots of people would be pissed off about it.

PersonDavis

unionsquare, your probably correct about the impact of displacing or re-districting the only woman hypothetically speaking in the Mass delegation. But it definitely won't be the 8th district that falls on the sword. Too much political power on Beacon Hill. Maybe Teirney or one of the other outlying districts will get the kibosh, but it won't be Mike's. I see him grabbing Medford and Malden and maybe Revere. As far as a war inside the Democratic Party in Mass. goes, I don't know about that. There's already several going on and everyone here seems to get it together by election day. No one will be left out in the cold I don't think. There will be jobs for everyone in the end.
As far as the Mayor goes, in my opinion, by the time Mike decides to leave the seat if Joe hasn't already moved on to other higher office like Secretary of State or Attorney General or gotten a judgeship appointment by Deval Patrick, the district will have changed so much that the power center will have also changed. Joe gets his share of news coverage and good and bad press, but there are other people who get a lot more and who have access to more money, but I'd like to see Joe make a run at it if it's something he really wants. It would cost by that time 4 or 5 Million dollars I would think. I'm sure Joe can find that money but a lot of it has to come from far far away. Another name to keep in mind is Jarret Barrios. Even though he's leaving politics, he still has a sizeable war chest but I'm not sure if that would be useable for a congressional run. Another one is Mike Sullivan. Don't laugh at that. Paul Tsongas was I think a County Commissioner when he ran for US Senate. A county-wide race is the same as a Congressional race in a lot of ways, except that your higher on the ballot.

Ron Newman

Paul Tsongas was a Congressman when he ran for Senate. However, I think he was a county commissioner before that. (Middlesex no longer has a county commission.)

PersonDavis

Thanks for that correction Newman. I knew he was a CC at one point in the past and my point was that it is possible to run succesfully for Congress from a county seat. The other two CC's that ran with him were Ralph and Counihan if memory serves me well.

Larry Lefty

Cappy's seat is safe unless a Gay Black, American flag burning Communist from Cambridge decides to run against him. Then all of the "progressives" will turn on the Capster.

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