Why Martha Coakley is Unfit for the U.S. Senate

Dorothy Rabinowitz’ article in the Wall Street Journal. Read the whole thing.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2010, Crime, Government, Law and the Courts, US Politics
Steve Verdon
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Steve has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended graduate school at The George Washington University, leaving school shortly before staring work on his dissertation when his first child was born. He works in the energy industry and prior to that worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Division of Price Index and Number Research. He joined the staff at OTB in November 2004.

Comments

  1. PD Shaw says:

    Interesting story, though I wish it had been written better. I’m confused on some points in which the writer seemed to believe that the reader was already familiar with. Coakly does appear to have entered into the story late, and certainly meets the Roland Burris standard for legitimizing jury convictions against evidence of fraud and perjury.

  2. Ugh says:

    I’m confused on some points in which the writer seemed to believe that the reader was already familiar with.

    That’s because the WSJ editorial page wrote editorial and op-ed after op-ed on the case throughout the 1990s, IIRC. So they just assume you’ve read those.

  3. PD Shaw says:

    Ugh, you’re right, that’s exactly how it reads, but I subscribed to the Nation back in the 90s. I found this piece by Katha Pollitt explaining what happened easier for my poor brain to comprehend.

  4. Brett says:

    Jesus Christ. Croakley sounds like an egomaniacal, self-righteous asshole, which is what I guess she was.

  5. Wayne says:

    If all else fail the Dems will find the needed ballots in their trunks,

  6. Triumph says:

    Why Martha Coakly is Unfit for the U.S. Senate

    Well that’s good since the Demmie candidate is Martha Coakley

  7. PD:

    I had the same reaction–it struck me as poorly written in the extreme. It was very difficult to follow.

  8. An Interested Party says:

    If all else fail the Dems will find the needed ballots in their trunks…

    I guess they do what they must, considering they don’t have the Supreme Court to help them with elections…

  9. Bill H says:

    And this is who Barack Obama is going to Mass to campaign for? IOKIYAD, I guess.

  10. brainy435 says:

    Sorry Triumph, but Coakley is running for the senate seat from Massachusettes. Must be a different candidate….

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/12/coakley-misspells-name-of-state-she-wants-to-represent/