From deep within blue America in a town* that reportedly voted by a margin of 9 to 1 for Barack Obama in the fall of 2008, our intrepid reporter, embedded with the freedom fighters in the Bay State [Hey, Dan, didn’t they used to be called Sons of Liberty? –Ed.] Sons (& Daughters) of Liberty, reports on a phone call he received:
Caller ID indicates 202 area code, Washington, DC. I pick up. Silence until
I say “hello”. I think they pay extra for that.
It’s ace Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, talking with a sense of urgency. He immediately goes for the jugular, noting Coakley’s comment about him being a Yankees fan. That’s worse than calling her Satan. If she’s that out of touch about something this basic to the common people of this state, he asks, how out of touch is she going to be in Washington?
He sounded upbeat and credible, in an unscripted-kind of way — like guys might talk watching a game on a Saturday afternoon, which I’m sure many are. It caught me off-guard (in a good way). I knew it was only a recording but it was *Curt Schilling* fergoodnessakes. I wanted to hear him out.
He ended the short call by asking to support “my friend Scott Brown”.
On a long walk with the dog this afternoon, I noted several Brown signs on lawns and — to my *great* surprise in this very liberal town — none for Coakley.
*For security reasons, I can’t identify the town or the precise breakdown of its presidential vote.