from today’s Herald
Targeted pol smacks rival as coward
By Howie Carr | Sunday, November 4, 2007 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
From poison pen to poison crayon - yet another ancient Boston political tradition, the anonymous attack leaflet, has fallen on hard times.
Just ask Boston City Council candidate John Dont Call Me Zip! Connolly, the Globe-endorsed Harvard twerp who has now admitted that his campaign mailed out at least two anonymous hit pieces this weekend against incumbent City Councilor Steve Murphy.
Murphy edged Connolly two years ago for the fourth and final at-large seat on the Council, and Connolly is again trying to oust Murphy Tuesday.
After Connollys e-mailed confession, an angry Murphy issued a statement yesterday afternoon.
Connolly is a coward, Murphy said. He came clean only because of a backlash from disgusted voters. He has displayed character flaws which make him unfit for public office.
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Interesting about losing use of the car (though I think he and Cathy aren’t hurting; they won a Porsche
or some kind of car in some kind of raffle a couple years back, etc.). The article mentions a “new book”—
as in, NOT the Brothers Bulger but something else? I know Howie’s listeners have urged him to write a book
(or “drag up old columns”, as some would say) about what he calls The Kennedy Crime Family,
Also I haven’t heard enough of Finneran’s show to judge but does the Felon refrain from criticizing
ANY politician? That doesn’t sound right.
Hurry back, Howie!!!