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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-09-13 08:15 AM
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The highly dishonest Jon Keller
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(The above is Keller when he was younger and less pudgy than he is today.)

You may or may not recall my mentioning Keller in connection with Elizabeth Warren's run for Senate. wondering why in hell she had agreed to allow this turd to moderate a debate between her and the Brown turd.

He is a local (Boston) TV and radio personality who is, IMO, extremely dishonest and cynical.

This morning, news broke the former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci had passed away after battling Lou Gehrig's disease for five years. FWIW, I had met Cellucci once, when he was a speaker at my organization's big annual event. He impressed me as an extraordinarily nice person.

In speaking about Celluci this morning, Keller said that whatever good economic health Massachusetts may currently enjoy can arguably be attributed to the fiscally conservative policies of Celluci and his predecessor in office, William Weld.

William Weld took office in frickin' 1991. Celluci was Weld's Lt. Governor. Bubba, in all his center right wisdom, apppointed Republican Weld as ambassador to Mexico. Cellucci then became acting Governor. As an incumbent Acting Governor, Celluci ran for Governor when Weld's term expired and won.

Bush appointed Governor Celluci as ambassador to Canada in 1991, whereupon Celluci left and Cellucci's Lt. Gov., Jane Swift, took over as acting Governor. She was a loser. Once Mutt Romney announced, she retired for public life rather than face him in a primary.

Between them, Weld and Celluci governed Massachusetts from 1991-2001. Romney governed from January 2002 to January 2006, when our current Governor, Democrat Deval Patrick, took office.

At all time dAnd, of course, less than two years into Deval Patrick's first term came global economic collaspse, which changed the economic game everywhere.

At all times described above, the Massachusetts legislature was way over 2/3 Democratic.

Cellucci and Swift both rebated taxes, leaving the Massachusetts Treasury dangerously depleted.

Now, please explain to me how anyone can honestly posit that Weld and Cellucci were arguably responsible for whatever good fiscal health Massachusetts may be enjoying today.

When he finished the above bs, Keller then accused Markey of running a "hyper partisan" campaign for Senate against Republican Gomez.

Well, excuse me, but, when a Democrat runs against a Republican, it's by definition a partisan campaign, isn't it?

What makes it "hyper" partisan? Well, according to Keller, Markey has been "seeking to associate" Gomez with Republican Senate leadership.

First, that is not the least bit partisan and, second, it's untrue.

Gomez has said that he is not the typical Republican, a claim that very legitimately opens the door for Markey to show that Gomez is a very typical Republican. To do that, Markey gives direct quotes from Gomez on the issues. How the hell is anything wrong that kind of campaign?

Most or all local Boston TV personalities are RW, but they at least try to keep that out of their reporting. Keller is unwilling to give us anything but highly biased discussion, under the guise of fairness. He is, IMO, a disgrace.
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