Dixie Chicks, Billy and Baghdad ...:
Buried in business news at the Herald, Hub Blog finally gets some energy and time to blog on a weekday morning -- and what do I see? Billy. Ugh. Think I’ll get back to business news, pronto. But before I do, read this Joan column
. She smacks it out -- old Boston vs. new Boston. It’s quite true. I’d extend it a bit: old Massachusetts vs. new
Massachusetts. The ‘burbs (and urban professionals) are subtly transforming politics in the Bay State. Highly educated and often not from these parts, they’re starting to assert themselves in ways that will upset both Democrats and Republicans, depending on the issue. They’re more conservative on fiscal matters. Liberal on social matters. Expect to see more opposition to taxes,
but support for, say, gay marriages etc. ... Speaking of old vs. new, the old council would have let this one ride through
, competing with Berkley and Cambridge to be the most PC hip council in the country. Forget about the Dixie Chicks’ position on the war. What I liked is that councilors are sticking to a ‘Boston-only’ philosophy about its ordinances. Good for them. ... Speaking of old and new, Wayne Woodlief
(pay to view) says the pay-hike veto set the tone for Mitt. He’s right. If he hadn’t vetoed that bill, well, ... And check out the CSM’s take
on what’s happening in Iraq. It’s slightly more encouraging than what other media outlets are reporting. Emphasis on ‘slightly.’ It’s still dangerous over there. ... Off to work!