“On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, we don’t care about that subject”

Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 8:30 am

Can anyone be more supremely arrogant? Well, other than his buddy Obama.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren received a boost on Wednesday from none other than Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

Gov. Patrick, Warren, and grassroots supporters met on Wednesday at her campaign headquarters in Somerville just days before Democrats head to Springfield for the party’s nominating convention.

Warren has endured a rough few weeks following controversy regarding her Native American ancestry. At the event, Gov. Patrick stepped in and responded to a question about Warren’s ancestry from FOX 25’s Sharman Sacchetti.

In part, Gov. Patrick replied, “On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, we don’t care about that subject.”

In other words, the subject makes him uncomfortable, so nobody cares about it.

OK.

Check out the video at the link. Absolutely embarrassing.

Meanwhile, other Massachusetts Democrats aren’t too pleased.

A top Democratic operative told the Herald the endorsement is aimed at keeping the feisty DeFranco “on the mat. He endorsed Warren simply because they’re worried. They don’t want to allow (DeFranco) to catch fire.”

Mayor Thomas M. Menino shied away from directly slamming Patrick but expressed distaste for the governor’s pre-convention endorsement, delivered at a 3 p.m. press conference that was announced only at lunchtime.

“This is not the time or the place for endorsements right now,” Menino told the Herald. “We have two Democratic candidates running for U.S. Senate and I’ll see what happens later on.”

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2 Responses to ““On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, we don’t care about that subject””

  1. Blue Hen on 31/31/12 at 8:37 am

    “On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, we don’t care about Mary Jo Kopechne”.

  2. NateDogg614 on 31/31/12 at 9:14 am

    Nice. Now, how do the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts REALLY feel about it?