In which I discuss mayoral longshot Kevin McCrea's transformation from 2005 to today, and examine what effect he'll have on the Boston mayor's race.
Today's Globe includes a letter to the editor from city councilor/mayoral hopeful Sam Yoon, who claims that a recent editorial misrepresented his position on returning to an elected Boston School Committe:
I want to correct the record from the Globe editorial about Boston's School Committee.
Today's Globe editorial on the developing Boston mayor's race concludes thusly:
The pattern [i.e., the difficulty mayoral challengers have raising money and mounting serious challenges] promotes complacency. Voters should combat it by demanding
that incumbents--in this case, Menino--submit to multiple debates
If you're confused about whether Boston might lay off 200 police officers or not, I urge you to check out Dan Kennedy's deconstruction
of the Globe and Herald's duelling treatments of the subject. As Dan
notes, this is partly a political story and partly a media one--and
despite the Herald's bluster (online headline:"Riled mayor Thomas M.
OK, I admit it--that headline is misleading. But seriously: reading through the text of Boston City Councilor Sam Yoon's open-government proposal, I kept thinking: Don Saklad must be thrilled!
Or, maybe not. After all, the word "stenographic" is conspicuously absent...
Anyway, the press release from Yoon's office follows.
In which I discuss the conflict of interest in Henry Louis Gates's recent New Yorker piece and praise Chuck Turner's crisis-management skills.
Sarah Palin and Boston city councilor Chuck Turner probably don't agree on much, but they're definitely united in their low regard for the Fourth Estate.
At a press conference this afternoon on City Hall Plaza, Turner--who was recently arrested on a federal bribery charge--seemed angrier at the press than at law enforcement or City Council president Maureen Feeney, who stripped Turner of his committee chairmanships last week and then scheduled a meeting today at which Turner's fate on the council was going to be decided.
In which the principles discuss sundry subjects, including that election's effect on race relations in Boston.