Bay State Showdown: 2006

30 September 2006

Healey On The Offensive

DEVAL THE INSIDER

Healey Pounds On Patrick's 'Outsider' Claims






After facing a tremendous amount of criticism for not being aggressive enough against her opponents, Lt Gov Kerry Healey went on the offensive yesterday, attacking Democrat Deval Patrick as a Beacon Hill insider trying to trick the voters.

From the Boston Herald's Dave Wedge:


Deval Patrick’s closed-door meeting with top Beacon Hill power brokers is a signal that the gubernatorial hopeful would be a tool of the Democratic leadership and beholden to special interests, Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey charged.

In Plymouth to unveil a plan to post the pictures of Level 2 sex offenders on the Internet, Healey unloaded on Patrick for meeting privately this week with House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and Senate President Robert E. Travaglini to solicit their support.

“He has lost all ability to make the argument that he has no debt to the political establishment on Beacon Hill,” Healey told the Herald. “He will have connections now on Beacon Hill that will prevent him from acting in the best interests of the people of Massachusetts.”

Healey said the meeting flies in the face of Patrick’s claims of being a political outsider and is a sign that he would quickly become a party loyalist if elected governor.


For Healey, this is a good start, but she must be ready to repeat these tactics almost daily between now and election day. Otherwise, it isn't going to be enough to overcome the perception of weakness.

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3 Comments:

  • Dear Ms Healy,

    You need to include a few themes in your future campaign commercial:

    Stay the Course,
    Iraq is the central front on terror,
    Republicans speak for God,
    Terrorism is fought with tanks,
    Stell cell research is murder,
    Let Congress intervene in family matters (i.e. Terry Shiavo)
    Eliminate Estate Tax so we can maintain an elite class based on blood lines,


    Just a few off the top of my head

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 2:29 PM  

  • My advice for Healey? Stay on the attack against the charismatic hack!

    Deval Patrick Watch

    dpwatch.blogspot.com

    By Blogger D. R. Tucker, at 6:30 PM  

  • If Deval wins, he will enter inheriting a state bleeding residents and revenues. The people who do NOT want to live in Massachusetts are the valuable 'doner' taxpayers...those who pay more than they consume from the tax pie. Of course, Massachusetts is the 'come-one-come-all' state when it comes to illegal immigrants. These people know that the gravy train is here, with bleeding Liberals all too happy to (A) let them in and (B) let them vote without IDs. And if you wanted to get people to vote multiple times, and vote illegally, who WOULD you want them to have IDs?

    Massachusetts is a laughing stock of a state, full of 'feel-good' liberals who will further railroad it to a reduction in electoral votes because its population is going down the toilet.

    By Blogger Chris, at 8:13 PM  

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