"You know how the tournament goes, and how the teams go. They go from 64 to 32 to 16. Kind of like my poll numbers, folks."--Gubernatorial hopeful Tom Reilly, at the March 19 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast. (Thanks to Jon Keller for the transcription.)"Everybody's excited about March Madness, the big NCAA tournament? Here's how it works: It starts at 65, then 64, then 32, then 16.
"This is extraordinary, and particularly for someone of my faith," said
Romney, a Mormon, before he spoke at a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in
New Hampshire, an early presidential state. "I don't know that there's
ever been a Mormon guy that's been to the Vatican for a Mass held by
the Pope, so it's a personal honor."
"...[I]n politics as in life, timing is everything.
[Deirdre Fulton guest-blogging.]
Only two things worth noting this week:
11:40 a.m.: Council President Michael Flaherty bangs the gavel ---
only 10 minutes late, a great improvement from last week! Councilors
Ross, Feeney, Murphy, Turner, and Kelly are missing (Kelly gets a pass,
That's the message coming from the Massachusetts GOP, which just put out a press release accusing Tom Reilly of flip-flopping on eliminating the statue of limitations for child sex-abuse cases--and on a few other subjects, too. A hearing on the issue--bagging the S.O.L. for molestation cases, that is, not Reilly's alleged flip-flopping--took place at the State House earlier today.
"Romney is so polished on the stump his handlers are going to have to
schedule a lot of whimsical, impromptu off–the-record moments of
natural expression during the campaign.