Tag Archives: Charlie Baker

Coakley Took More of a Beating Than the Giants Last Night

The hardworking staff is guessing that most of you splendid readers didn’t spend much time watching the Kansas City Royals pummel the San Francisco Giants last night, as the Jints pounded the ball into the ground(out) for seven innings against the … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Martha Chokeley Edition)

Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial wannabe Martha Coakley just can’t escape her past (see: 2010 U.S. Senate special election). Thus – inevitably – this piece by Ben Schreckinger appeared in the latest edition of Politico Magazine.   Martha Chokeley Is … Continue reading

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More Than One Hitch To Baker/Polito Union

The shotgun wedding between Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker and lieutenant governor hopeful Karyn Polito had its engagement announcement in Monday’s Boston Globe. Running mate issue gets thornier for Charlie Baker Karyn E. Polito, the former Republican legislator who lost a 2010 … Continue reading

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Baker’s Double In Boston Globe?

Would Charlie Baker by any other name be more electable? From today’s Boston Globe (print headline): Baker working to project a warmer image GOP candidate for governor vows to listen, not repeat ’10 mistakes SWAMPSCOTT — Seated next to his wife on … Continue reading

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Boston Herald A Day Late, $500,000 Short On Mayoral Race

Preliminary indications are that our feisty local tabloid is taking a pass on the Boston mayoral race. The first competitive City Hall election in 20 years is apparently less important than the non-existent political career of a certain Scott Brown … Continue reading

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Baker’s ‘Doesn’t’ In U.S. Senate Speculation

Lots of political prognostication in the local dailies today about who might do what in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat about to be vacated by John Kerry (D-Am I Secretary of State Now?). Start with the the Boston … Continue reading

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Boston Herald: Scott Brown For Governor?

Up until now, conventional wisdom in the Bay State held that Scott Brown (R-Tickle Me Grover) had first GOP dibs on the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by John Kerry (D-So Long, Suckers), while Good (Next) Time Charlie … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Massachusetts Election Night TV

Having no life of its own, the hardwatching staff guerilla-monitored Boston television stations’ Election Night coverage. 9:30ish New New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-I Will Not Let That Happen), after trouncing Charlie Bass (D-Flounder) Paul Hodes (D-Baloney), declared her victory at … Continue reading

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Charlie Baker Doesn’t Count

For a guy who was Administration & Finance Secretary for four years, Charlie Baker’s not so good with numbers. Witness his latest TV spot in the Massachusetts governor’s race. Did you get that? 21,000 Massachusetts jobs lost last month alone. … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (pat. pending)

From Wednesday’s Boston Globe: “If I walked on water,’’ [Gov. Deval Patrick] said, “Charlie Baker’s response would be, ‘See? I told you Patrick can’t swim.’ ’’ Just one more indication that Patrick’s reelection campaign is going along swimmingly.

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