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petegz28
01-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Yes, I would call this another gaffe has she tries another weak attempt at blame Bush and the Repubs.

The surging GOP U.S. Senate candidate today slammed his Democratic rival for asking for votes while addressing about 1,000 people at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial breakfast.

State Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) and Attorney General Martha Coakley began their last full day of campaigning at the annual event, which is sponorsed the United Union Methodist Church and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.

The too-close-to-call special U.S. Senate election is tomorrow.

“I certainly didn’t realize that this was a rally for Martha,” said Brown. “I think it’s inappropriate to ask for people’s votes when they’re trying to remember Martin Luther King Jr.”

Coakley was invited by event organizers to speak at the Hynes Convention Center breakfast. Brown sat in the crowd with supporters. He said he was not invited to speak.

“We are in the middle of a very close election. I know that people are frustrated. They’re angry. They may be focusing that in many different ways,” Coakley said during her remarks.

“Do not forget they were problems that were not created by, but inherited by our president Barack Obama,” Coakley said.

The state’s political elite are perennial faces at the annual breakfast, which raises money for student scholarships and community programs. King’s son, Martin Luther King III, also attended this year.

Among the crowd were glum Democrats, who have been pressed overdrive in recent days to rescue Coakley from faltering in what has become an unexpectedly close race.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino was grim when asked how the contest is going.

“It’s going,” he said.

Gov. Deval Patrick refused to comment on a poll released last week that gives Brown a 4 point lead over Coakley.

“I don’t listen to the polls. You know that,” said Patrick, who is facing troubling poll numbers of his own.

State Treasurer Timothy Cahill, who is running for governor as an independent, praised Brown’s campaign.

“Scott’s run a great campaign. It’s a question of whether the Democrats can recover,” Cahill said. “It’s a bad sign when you start hearing people criticize your campaign before the end, but it’s still her race to lose.”

The breakfast marked the beginning of a long day of campaigning for Brown and Coakley.

http://www.bostonherlad.com/news/politics/view/20100118brown_and_coakley_appear_at_martin_luther_king_jr_breakfast/srvc=home&position=0

bkkcoh
01-18-2010, 10:25 AM
I am sure she have a captive audience.

The Mad Crapper
01-18-2010, 10:47 AM
“Do not forget COMRADES, they were problems that were not created by, but inherited by our dear leader Barack Obama,” Coakley said.

Rooster
01-18-2010, 11:10 AM
“Do not forget COMRADES, they were problems that were not created by, but inherited by our dear leader Barack Obama,” Coakley said.

ROFL Nice..

CoMoChief
01-18-2010, 11:38 AM
“Do not forget COMRADES, they were problems that were not created by, but inherited by our dear leader Barack Obama,” Coakley said.

jesus christ.