'We have a perception problem ...’:
More on Mitt’s anti-Massachusetts rhetoric here
... And, yes, I’m sticking to calling it ‘anti-Massachusetts.’ There’s no other way to describe it. If he goes to South Carolina and doesn’t balance the snide remarks with positive remarks about our state, then he’s doing a disservice to the state that elected him governor. No getting around that. ... At a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce event last week, Mitt noted the state’s perception problems, both the reality-based and bogus-based perceptions. Fine. Agreed. But why can’t he tell that whole story to other people across the country? It’s called speaking ‘the truth.’ It might even win him some points for showing the ability to be both critical and loyal. But it seems Mitt is more than willing to stir up the political and regional prejudices for his own purposes -- and at our economic expense. ...
Pay no attention to Kennedy and Kerry’s version
of sticking up for the state. It’s just warmed over liberalism. The entire point of Mitt’s election -- and Weld and Cellucci’s elections -- was to counterbalance this tired Hack-Progressive mindset of preserving and promoting government programs. Governing is also about getting government out of the way in permitting, taxing and regulating etc. ... Don’t look now, but they’re already tossing around non-Mitt GOP names
for 2006. ... Kerry Healey is seeking out campaign advice? Now that’s an interesting smoke signal. ...‘Gobsmacked to see the Antoine Walker trade ...’:
Reader No. 1, just back from a trip to DisneyWorld, on the trade:
“I was gobsmacked to see the Antoine Walker trade on TV Thursday night for many of the reasons Bob Ryan
cited, though principally because Antoine figured to cut into minutes for Al Jefferson and Tony Allen, two of Trader Danny's building blocks... But Ryan actually cited 2 reasons FOR the deal in his column: Mark Blount and Paul Pierce. And Antoine looked pretty special
last night: more inside play and rebounds than we saw since the early Pitino years. Give Trader Danny points for flexibility.
“Before we get carried away, this is still a .500 team... and I'd be VERY surprised if Gary Payton returned here next week (but not so surprised if Kenny Anderson joins the reunion bandwagon...)”Hub Blog’s quickie response
-- I’ve always recognized Antoine’s weaknesses. But it was fun watching the Celts again when he was here. Glad to see him back. ...