Like Martha Coakley, I spent four winters in Williamstown, Massachusetts. As I recall, it gets pretty darn cold at that time of year in that part of the Bay State. It goes with the territory, you could say.
Now, it would seems to me that someone who wants to represents the Bay State in the United States Senate would, appreciate what her constituents have to endure every winter. But somehow, when it comes to the cold, this Democrat is pretty faint-hearted. Responding to charges that she hasn’t been campaigning aggressively enough, she retorted that she has better things to do than face Massachusetts winters:
Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.
“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?’’ she fires back, in an apparent reference to a [Scott] Brown online video of him doing just that.
Wonder how her constituents, many of whom must spend hours in the cold every week in the winter, doing their jobs, getting to their jobs, shoveling show so they can get to their jobs or just plain working outdoors as some folk do.
It seems that someone who bristles at the notion of campaigning in the cold probably shouldn’t be representing a state were it gets pretty darn cold every winter. And sometimes in the fall and even in the spring.
(H/t Legal Insurrection.)