Lynch Screwed By Omission

 There's a story starting to spread that Stephen Lynch is the only member of the Massachusetts delegation who did not sign an amicus brief, from the lion's share of congressional Democrats, against the Defense of Marriage Act.

It's true. And the excuse given, that some e-mail glitch must have kept his staff from receiving the information, sure sounds a little fishy, right?

But come on -- Lynch, regardless (or to make up for) his past problems with LGBT issues, has been rock-solid on same-sex marriage and in opposition to DOMA. If you haven't noticed, he's been travelling the land trying to convince Democratic primary voters of his liberal credentials. There is no way, in the middle of this US Senate primary, that he intended to be off that list.

It even makes one wonder whether the DC Democratic forces who have rallied behind Ed Markey in that primary may have deliberately stirred up trouble with this.

More likely it was just a staff error on one side or another, or maybe even an actual email glitch. But he's gonna have a hard time convincing anybody of that.

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