deep sighs of relief. Not just because of the sudden beach weather, but because the media is no longer perceived as the
sharpest thorn in black Boston’s
backside. At least not yesterday; and at least not from where I sat at last
night’s small assembly at the YMCA on Martin
Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury.
didn’t call this morning’s press conference at his Dudley Square district office to talk
about media harassment, like he did this past Monday outside City Hall.
Instead, he came “to talk about media incompetence.”
But before he
got to spanking those of us who have been reaming him in editorials, Turner
reiterated his innocence: “I don’t have the slightest fear that I’ll spend one
day in jail,” he said.
believes that only Republicans detest the press should have checked the scene
outside Boston City Hall today. Maybe reporters aren’t as biased as talk-radio blowhards
allege; in the wake of City Councilor Chuck Turner’s arrest, even liberals who cheer
when we expose right-wing tomfoolery are tormenting us like Howie Carr does union
Walking around Government Center this morning you would hardly know
that the City Council’s premier fraud got locked up here a few hours ago. Maybe
because it’s less of a surprise than when Lance Bass fled the closet.
There are no
wild packs of notebook wielding reporters. Nor are Chuck Turner’s constituents
storming the entrances outraged that their guy allegedly palmed payoffs like
their former state senator.
I had the best
flan that I’ve ever had last night. It had two distinct layers – one thick and
creamy and another light and eggy – with a miraculous caramel swirl on top. Let’s
hope the Union of Minority Neighborhoods (UMN) has more receptions in the near
future; I can go for freshly smashed guacamole and accompanying sweets more
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I’m almost certain that I caught
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson doing something slimy earlier today. The only problem
is that I’m too lazy to pursue the mundane dirty work required to weave my
hunch into a credible story. The truth is, despite living in the Second Suffolk
Senate District, I could care less about who wins this race.
The opponents in happier days (for Wilkerson, at least)
I’m trying to be
as objective as possible with this Wilkerson vs. Chang-Diaz showdown. I
recognize merits in both candidates, and I absolutely believe that the former
has the right to continue fighting for her seat; even if she lost the primary
Wilkerson’s Jamaica Plain and Beacon Hill supporters
who are unfamiliar with the Grove Hall area likely had no problem finding the
senator’s first post-primary rally last night. No matter which direction people
arrived from there were hordes of red-shirted Wilkerson enthusiasts greeting
folks and hoisting signs as if the eight-term incumbent hadn’t lost to
political newcomer Sonia Chang-Diaz less than one week earlier.