Jules Crittenden, city editor of the Boston Herald, speaks for many in Massachusetts when he writes of his taking "taking one for the team" when it comes to helping out the Republican Party. He means being represented by John Kerry & assorted friends. The joke is painfully close to home for Bay State conservatives.
Every two years, bluest blue Massachusetts sends in the clowns. We show America what could be and America generally sees it and acts accordingly: runs in the other direction.
From Kerry's insulting jibes at our troops, to the efforts by Kennedy and others in our delegation to undermine a wartime presidency and give Euro—style socialism a foot—hold in the New World, Massachusetts gives America its bogeymen. [....]
More Kerry — no way he's going quietly; his Web site now sports a Seattle Post—Intelligencer editorial saying his dumb troops—dumb Bush joke was 'right either way.'
There's a lot more. A good read.
Thomas Lifson 11 5 06