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  •  Eff EMILY's List! (3+ / 0-)

    We had a special election up here to replace Marty Meehan when he retired, and the primary came down to two terrific, progressive, pro-choice women: Niki Tsongas (widow of Beloved Lowell Icon Paul Tsongas) and Eileen Donoghue (former mayor and longtime City Councilor).  There was very little to choose between them, actually, when it came down to the issues.  They were both absolutely great, and both easily cleared the standards of EMILY's List.

    So what did they do?  They came into the district and endorsed Tsongas over Donoghue.  They chose to use their money to Bigfoot a Democratic primary, in the cause of defeating a progressive, accomplished, pro-choice Democratic woman, for no other reason than because the other progressive, less-accomplished, pro-choice Democratic woman was more familiar to their Washington social circle.

    They could have put this effort into helping a pro-choice woman defeat some troglodyte in Oklahoma, but they decided that making sure Niki Tsongas defeated Eileen Donoghue was a higher priority for them.

    Don't get me wrong, Niki Tsongas is great, but I've lost all respect for EMILY's List.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 07:36:18 AM PDT

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