The Herald's Dave Wedge picks up on the perceived Menino snub of John Kerry that I mentioned in writing about the state Democratic Convention, and calls it a "high-profile slap." Wedge has the tensions between the two camps about right, I'd say.
The big backdrop of this, of course, is that Kerry represents Boston's lifeline to the federal government if and when Ted Kennedy has to leave the Senate. Purely from the perspective of weilding power, the city and state require a strong John Kerry, not a weakened one, if the incredible Kennedy power is gone.
So, you wouldn't think it would be in Menino's best interest to embarrass Kerry and force him into a potentially damaging primary. Or should I say, it doesn't seem to be in Boston's best interest.