So Mayor Tom Menino got his birthday wish and now faces City Councilor Michael Flaherty (D- I Have A Lot More Money Than Sam Yoon) in the Boston mayoral bakeoff on November 3.
It’s easy to dismiss Flaherty as the five-cent Tom Menino, until you remember the scene from “The Philadelphia Story” when Jimmy Stewart’s Macauly Connor describes the fiancee of Katherine Hepburn’s Tracy Lords as “a five-cent Kidd” – as in, tabloid publisher Sidney Kidd.
Cary Grant’s C.K. Dexter Havens responds:
Well, I always thought Kidd himself was the five-cent Kidd.
Along the same lines, I always thought Menino himself was the five-cent Menino.
Welcome to Mayor Tom Menino, term five.