Good luck to city councilor Bill Linehan, who will take his first try
at hosting the St. Patrick's Day breakfast amid the Menino-Connolly
tension; the Collins-Forry tension; the Lynch-MeehanMarkey [oops] tension... oh, and
the Linehan-Lee tension.
I'm on record saying that the breakfast should be done away with once and forever. But I do have to say that for once it might be entertaining -- in that painfully uncomfortable "Curb Your Enthusiasm" way.
--Will there be jokes about Linehan chairing the redistricting committee and trying to use it to save his own ass from a rematch with Lee?
--Will Suzanne Lee speak? Will there be amazing GIFs of Linehan making faces behind her?
--Will John Connolly speak? Will he be funny (not something he's much known for in public speaking)?
--Will Tom Menino joke about Connolly? Will those not really be jokes?
--Will other mayoral wannabes (ie, everybody else on the dais) joke about Menino and Connolly?
--Will anyone make jokes about Menino's health? Will Michael Kineavy be seen writing their names down in a notebook?
--Will Linda Dorcena Forry speak? Will she make Irish jokes?
--Will Nick Collins speak? Will he make Haitian jokes?
--Will the other South Boston candidate for state senate, Maureen Dahill, be invited to speak?
--Will Marty MeehanEd Markey [oops again] speak? How much less funny will he be than Steve Lynch? And how will the Southie crowd treat him?