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  • September 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Rob" asks:

    Do you think there is any seriousness to the allegations around Elizabeth Warren's law license? Or will it only have an effect in the right-wing blogosphere?

    Seems to me that, at the very worst, assuming anything about this story is really anything, you've got somebody who is clearly doing work she is perfectly qualified to do, for clients who are very happy to pay for her expertise, but may have skirted laws concerning the proper state licensure for doing such work in quite the way she was doing it.

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  • September 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "carneycourt" asks:

    Why does the Clerk Magistrate of Hingham Court (and others) have lifetime tenure? Why can't we get rid of the loafers?

    First of all, it is unfair to call the holders of Massachusetts's eighty five statutorily-created clerk-magistrate positions "loafers." Loafers are shoes that are chosen for their ability to properly serve their function, and which can be replaced when they get old and useless.

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  • September 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "O.P.P." asks an intriguing question:

    As redistricting enters Round 3, which City Councilor would win in a Royal Rumble-style brawl to get the map they want? Extra points for rankings based on scrappiness, ruthlessness, and willingness to use a metal chair.

    This is tough -- there's some scrappers on the council. I wouldn't want to try to mug any of them.

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  • September 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "David" asks:

    As someone who didn't live here at the time, can you please explain how exactly Mitt Romney got elected as MA Governor? Looking at him now, he just doesn't seem to have the ability to connect with people.

    It's a fair question -- and as I have previously reported, the campaign became aware pretty early on that you can't make the electorate like Romney, so, as you imply, he had to somehow win without that connection with voters.

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  • September 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein
    "MicFinesse" asks the timeless and eternal question:

    What are the odds of Menino sitting this next one out? And if he does hang them up, how do you handicap the scramble to follow.

    Currently running 18:1 against. That also happens to be roughly the odds of Menino being too ill or injured to campaign. In other words, everyone believes that if he can run, he will run.

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  • September 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Happy Ask Me Anything Day! "CS" asks:

    Do people REALLY care about the E.Warren/native american thing? I was really shocked that Brown is bringing up such old, dumb news. Or am I in the minority?

    ...and "Deb" asks:

    Who are the people in Brown's latest ad?

    Deb is talking about the ad that can be seen here, which is the second from the Scotto camp since the first debate talking about the Native American controversy.

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  • July 27, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Rob" asks:

    Without revisiting your whole 'post Menino future Mayors' list, can you rank the top 3-5 most bright political futures for current City Councilors?

    Well, I suppose it depends on whether you believe that Steve Murphy will finally be elected state treasurer in 2014, when Steve Grossman runs for governor.

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  • July 27, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "John" asks:

    Ernie Boch III at blue mass group thinks Reps Moran and Michlewitz are destined to stay players in the House of Reps. Of course Hart is climbing...Do you think any of the newer Boston reps/senators are likely to climb with them? Collins, Holmes, Coppinger, Henriquez in the House? Brownsberger/Chang-Diaz in the Senate?

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  • July 27, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "David" asks:

    What do you think of the three statewide ballot measures? Has there been any comment on them from our Senate candidates?

    Medical marijuana will probably pass, although it will likely be much closer than early polls would indicate. "Death with dignity" bill will run up against strong Catholic opposition; at least one poll shows early strong support for the measure, but I don't know that it's a done deal.

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  • July 27, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Ah, a nice softball to start things off on Ask Me Anything Day -- "John" asks:

    Who is going to win the 9th CD primary?

    That would be incumbent 10th Congressional District Representative William R. Keating.

    He was wicked vulnerable, as they might say in the new district, but DA Sam Sutter ain't gonna get it done with just $54k in the piggy bank as of June 30, on well under $200,000 raised for the cycle.

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  • July 27, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    It's the dog days of the political cycle (did someone mention animals and politics???) when nobody pays any attention -- but that doesn't mean you don't have questions. Fire away, in the comments to this post or to dbernstein@phx.com and I'll do my best to answer in posts throughout the day.

    Looking forward to it!

  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Menino Qs, natch! Via email,"Mort" asks:


    1. When do you think Menino announces his endorsement of Warren? 2. Does he run for re-election? If so, who runs against him? If he doesn't who is the mayor in January 2014? Handicap it now! (Not Greg Selkoe!)
    "Dave Lam" asks:

    Who do you predict will run for Mayor of Boston in 2013 and what are your predictions as to who the winner will be?


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  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "JasonR" asks, via blog and email:

    I'm wondering if you could give us your thoughts on the likelihood that Senator Kerry would be appointed to Secretary of State, should President Obama win re-election. That being said, who are the leading candidates to replace him? Ben Downing? Kim Driscoll? The telegenic Tom Conroy im guessing is waiting to run for Treasurer.

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  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Brian" asks:

    What were the military helicopters doing patrolling the Charles river yesterday?

    This is not 100% confirmed, but completely unreliable and possibly nonexistent sources tell me that there were rumors that Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign had been seen sinking to the bottom shortly after Chief Justice Roberts read his ACA opinion.

  • June 29, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Aaron Saunders" asks:

    Do you have any interest in serving on the MBTA control board?

    Well, that's interesting, I'd have to give that a little thoNONONOFORGODSSAKENO

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