This Just In!
Boston Globe columnist, Joan Vennochi, has the must-read piece of the day for anyone who "admires" Tom Reilly much as I do. I don't know how I missed this one earlier, being such a BIG fan of his, and all.
A big thank you to David at Blue Mass. Group for bringing this one to my attention.
Vennochi: For Reilly, things go better with Coke
Here's but a taste...
Pressed with specifics about the e-mail exchange, [David Guarino, communications director for Reilly for Massachusetts] later responded with this, via e-mail: "Given the seriousness of the charges raised by Mr. Rogers, of course we had discussions — which are reflected in the e-mails you’ve been given. In the end, allies of ours spoke with Mr. Rogers to discuss his charges but the campaign decided to keep him at arm’s length. Our campaign decided not to get directly involved in Mr. Rogers' efforts because we didn’t want him to be seen as a tool of a rival campaign ... We believe Mr. Rogers offers a legitimate point of view and raises important questions that Mr. Patrick, as a candidate for Governor, should answer."
The Reilly campaign certainly has an interesting definition of what it means to keep someone "at arm’s length." In this campaign, it apparently means setting up a rival's enemy with PR help and media contacts, and then hiding behind him.
I don't know how many more of these "special" Boston Globe endorsements Tom Reilly can take before he's toast, but let's find out. And, I'm sensing a new poster on the horizon.
UPDATE: Double parking on Morrissey Boulevard