Not To Worry Taxachusetts
You may have noticed that we have a big election in New Bedford come Tuesday. But keep in mind we have an even bigger one in Massachusetts next year. The mayor of New Bedford, no matter who he is over the next two years, is going to need all the help he can get from a sympathetic governor or he is going to flounder. New Bedford has been an abused city over the past three years at the hands of a rent-a-state governor more intent on burnishing his conservative credentials to impress Bible-thumping yahoos in the Red States than on doing his job. It took him weeks to detect a difference between New Bedford and Fall River and, for all we know, he still thinks that Fall River is a dumb place for an oceanarium and that New Bedford already has too many highway exits.
They sure know how to come up with those zinger epithets, like Bible-thumping yahoos, but, their knowledge of people of faith is very limited if not non existent. It took a long time for the Evangelical crowd to vote for Catholic candidates without squealing. I don't think that will happen anytime soon for the Mormon candidates. I say that without comment merely as an observation of reality. Moving right along I do not think Mitt Romney has any more of a chance to be President than Hanoi John or Tanker Dukakis. Disregarding religion he is not a potential candidate that Big Bubba can get behind. I am, for the moment, a huge fan of Senator George Allen, R-VA, for President.