Mitt and Jane, the Aftermath
: Surprisingly, there’s not all that much reaction to the Mitt bashing of Jane Swift, though Joan Vennochi and Eileen McNamara have yet to unsheathe their Defend the Sisterhood swords. The Globe
did run an editorial on the issue this morning, obviously and correctly chastising Mitt. Yet the Globe didn’t go overboard. Indeed, it made this valid observation: “O'Brien contended that Romney disparaged Swift because she is a woman. More likely Swift was the target because she has few connections to the Republican establishment. Cellucci had gained many allies from his two decades as a political professional.” Bingo. Why didn’t Mitt go after former Gov. Cellucci, also a weak, patronage-loving ex-legislator? ... Howie Carr
has a somewhat different reaction. Read all the way till the last line. It’s a gem. And it’s true.
Postscript: Hub Blog saw Gov. Swift on TV last night. Her response was one of bemused dignity, calmly dismissing the spat and covering up for Mitt. “This is a funny business,” she smiled to WBZ’s John Henning. Mitt got off light -- for now.
Postscript postscript: Hub Blog also saw Mitt's now famous/infamous How We Met commercial. It's jaw-dropping bad. Easily one of the worst campaign commercials in history. A classic. Words can't describe ...