Tag Archives: Michael Dukakis

Hillary Clinton Again Hitched to Death Penalty Opportunist

Yesterday’s New York Times featured this front-page piece about Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine. On Death Penalty Cases, Tim Kaine Revealed Inner Conflict Kevin Green’s lawyers were pleading with the governor for mercy. It was spring 2008, and Mr. … Continue reading

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Campaign Symbolism 101: Donald Trump’s Emergency Landing

It turns out Donald Trump lost altitude in more than just the Iowa caucuses this week. Exhibit A: Mechanical troubles forced Trump Force One to make an emergency landing in Tennessee on Wednesday. From ABC’s The Note: Donald Trump’s Private … Continue reading

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Michael Dukakis Is Snow Blind About the Blizzard of ’78

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration and respect for former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, but we fear the Duke’s memory is starting to fade a bit. Dukakis held a press avail after Wednesday’s Summit o’ the … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Says Bay State (Hearts) Charlie Baker

Snow kidding: The current issue of The Atlantic features this piece by Molly Ball. The Bluest Republican Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor “Mark Wahlberg is asking me for a pardon?,” Charlie Baker said as he folded … Continue reading

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Hey, Politico: Tanks For The Dukakis ’88 Memories

From our Late to the Losing Party desk Politico took a trip down Memory Lane the other day in this Josh King confessional piece from the new Politico Magazine. Dukakis and the Tank The inside story of the worst campaign photo … Continue reading

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Gov. Patrick’s Driving Ban Didn’t Keep This Carr Off The Road

First, a personal note: V-I-C-T-O-R-Y, victory victory that’s our cry! The hardlyreading staff went out earlier yesterday to find some actual newspapers – and we actually did. As we carried them triumphantly back to the Two-Daily Town Global Worldwide Headquarters, we discovered … Continue reading

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Two Guys Named Mo

Remarkably, the local dailies pull a crisscross in their editorials today about Gov. Deval Patrick’s appointment of his former chief of staff William “Mo” Cowan to fill the U.S. Senate seat just vacated by John Kerry (D-I Am Secretary of State Now) … Continue reading

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DP=Deval Patrick, Dukakis Payback

From Friday’s Boston Globe: John Dukakis will help plot film office’s mission Local advertising and entertainment executive John Dukakis has agreed to lead an advisory committee to chart a new mission for the Massachusetts Film Office, and help find a … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (Dukakis/Romney Slapfight Edition)

Tuesday’s dead-tree Boston Herald ran a State House News Service story headlined, “The Duke dumps on Romney.” Subhed: Dukakis: ‘Lousy’ gov is ‘the biggest’ letdown The ex-gubernatorial slapfight kicked off with the Duke putting up his dukes, to wit: A fiery … Continue reading

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