‘Andrea obviously had a different agenda ...’:
Face it: One really can’t respect a person who promises one thing and then does another -- and then blames others for her flip-flop. ... Face it: Cabral’s switch to the Democratic Party
was based on cold, calculated logic. Running as a Republican is tough. Sure, Ralph Martin won re-election as a Republican in a county race. Cabral could have too. But it’s always safer running as a Dem. ... Face it: There are a lot of other candidates who won’t run -- let alone register as -- Republicans for the very same reason that Cabral flipped: The odds are better running as a Dem. This is one of the more obvious explanations for our one-party state. ... Face it: The glaring and sick irony is that Cabral, as an African-American, would never have been appointed to the post had she been a registered Democrat. One of the boys would have gotten the job. ... Face it: It’s pathetic that the same Dems will push Cabral to the forefront at the 2004 Dem convention in Boston. Think about it: She’s the only prominent African-American they have -- and they didn’t even appoint her. ... Face it: This is another example of the hapless Republicans’ disastrous reliance on recruiting candidates (often Independents, like Cabral) rather than nurturing talent at the grassroots level. ... Face it: Cabral was appointed by Jane Swift, a Republican. Need we say more? ... Ah, Massachusetts politics.