Derrick Jackson on the Massachusetts Election Disaster
I've been a fan of Derrick Jackson's Boston Globe op-ed column for a long time (see my ancient cartoon about the MCAS, "Elimination Game.") So I'm glad to see he's already weighed in on the election results. You have to love a piece that begins "Mitt Romney flashes perfect pearly whites as the poor lose their teeth." And he certainly doesn't spare any pity for Shannon O'Brien:
Romney will be governor, having convinced the voters that running an extravaganza for 2,500 athletes for two weeks qualifies him to run the affairs of 6 million people for four years... . Romney is our new governor because his past claims were more impressive to the voters than those of Shannon O'Brien. Like many a Democrat these days, O'Brien claimed to be a fighter for the people, but she never defined which people she was fighting for. Unable to define, unable to connect, unable to show how she would be independent of insular Beacon Hill politics, she became another Al Gore.