Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blumenthal “Martha Coakley In Pants”

The New York Times, of all places, tossed a dagger in Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s direction, printing a piece by David Halbfinger that was not quite as flattering as Blumenthal’s own seemingly endless press releases.

Blumenthal’s’ “reliance on prosecutorial parlance and legal arcane,” The Times said, “has raised unflattering comparisons to another attorney general in a Senate race who seemed a sure winner only to lose in spectacular fashion. Some Democrats are calling him 'Martha Coakley in pants,' referring to the candidate who lost the Massachusetts Senate election in January.”

Referring to the “Time’s absolutely brutal profile of Blumenthal, Ben Smith of Politico remarked that the Times story was “energizing national Republicans around a race that many had written off.”

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