The National Governor’s Association is in town and, as expected, there was a protest outside of the kickoff event at Fenway Park last night. But it wasn’t the protest the moonbats had hoped for. Instead of a sea of Mexican flag-waving crazies protesting the Arizona immigration law and Jan Brewer’s presence, at least two thousand Massachusetts police officers were outside to protest their governor and host of the conference, Deval Patrick.
As many as 2,000 cops from across the state picketed the first night of the National Governors Association meeting in Boston, shouting “Dump Deval!” as busloads of VIPs arrived for a dinner at Fenway Park [map] hosted by Gov. Deval Patrick.
It was the first of two major protests police unions have planned for Patrick as he hosts the nation’s governors this weekend. Officers are angry over layoffs, cuts to the Quinn Bill educational stipend, the use of flagmen at road construction sites and what they see as a broken campaign promise to put 1,000 more cops on the streets.
“When he was running against (former Attorney General) Tom Reilly he needed us, so he tried to appease us,” said Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association president Thomas Nee. “Things are not getting better out there, they’re getting worse. We’re starting to see it every weekend.”
One of Deval Patrick’s many broken campaign promises was to put 1000 more cops on the streets. It’s been almost four years and instead of new cops heading to the police academy, veterans are getting pink slips.
Together we can.
Another very bad day in a very bad week for Martha Coakley. First an ad which superimposes Scott Brown’s face on a picture of the World Trade Center and now this.
In the intensifying Democratic precriminations game over who to blame if Coakley loses, here’s one for the blame Coakley camp: On another talk radio show, “Nightside With Dan Rea,” Coakley jabs Rudy Giuliani as a Yankee fan, then goes on to describe Brown supporter Curt Schilling, the great former Red Sox pitcher, as a Yankee fan as well.
The host sounds incredulous — “Curt Schilling? The Red Sox great pitcher of the bloody sock?” — and Coakley initially sounds unfamiliar with him. She eventually reverses herself, but it’s an odd moment in a state that was transfixed by Schilling’s performance in the 2004 World Series, where he helped the Red Sox win for the first time since 1918.
Listen to her gaffetastic comment here.
This is Coakley’s second diss of the Fenway Faithful in a matter of days. First she scoffed at the suggestion that she mix with the commoners at Fenway Park – in the cold. And now she calls Curt The Warrior Schilling a Yankees fan. Her campaign staff must be drinking Pepto by the gallon.
Curt Schilling is not happy with Martha The Ice Queen’s dig on Fenway park.
“It’s Massachusetts. You do not make sneering insults about Fenway Park. What’s she going to do next, insult the Red Sox?” wrote blogger Cassy Fiano in a post linked on Schilling’s site. “She’s apparently been trying to win the title of Worst Political Campaign Ever.”
Schilling highlighted the blog post following a Boston Globe article quoting Coakley’s response to concerns that she hasn’t been campaigning enough during the tight race.
“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?” Coakley was quoted saying, apparently referencing a Brown ad where he greets supporters outside Fenway.
He goes on to rip her on her statement at the debate that the Taliban is not in Afghanistan.
“Her Taliban comment is the height of one of these three: ignorance, stupidity, (or) dishonesty,” Schilling wrote. “I want someone with energy, someone that wants to change it all. She’s lock step business as usual in a way that should be frightening.”
Schill knows a thing or two about come from behind victories.
It’s going to be virtually impossible to get tickets for this.
As a big baseball fan, Aaron Ward would love the chance to play at Fenway Park [map]. Now he’ll get it – with a twist.
The Bruins [team stats] defenseman was at Fenway yesterday when the NHL officially announced that the ballpark will host the third annual Winter Classic on New Year’s Day between the B’s and longtime rival Philadelphia at 1 p.m.