Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ray Flynn's second worst endorsement

Ray Flynn thinks Scott Brown (R-whatever Wall St. wants) is a "regular guy." He also thought that pederast-enabling Cardinal Bernard Law should stay in charge of the Boston Archdiocese.

So... Consider the source.

1 comment:

SteveXS said...

Let's recall a little history. In his pre-mayoral days as a state representative and city councilor from South Boston, Ray Flynn was best known for being against desegregation and for legislation prohibiting a woman from making decisions about her own pregnancy. Flynn was a notorious drinker, hushed up by his friends in the media including editors at the city's leading newspapers who were among his drinking buddies. Regarded as an effective friend of the neighborhoods during his first two terms as mayor, his later appointments smacked of cronyism, incompetence, and corruption. He himself was the subject of investigations. So when Bill Clinton took the remarkable step of sending Ray Flynn as his ambassador to the Vatican, the whole city breathed a sigh of relief. As Flynn was planning to run for Governor in 1994, he was hit by a headline in the Boston Globe (that had finally stopped hiding the truth about his peccadilloes), “Once Massachusetts' Most Popular Politician, Ray Flynn is Now Its Favorite Political Joke.” Flynn's public role since then has consisted largely of aiding the Vatican's fight against women's rights. This is who Scott Brown brought out of the shadows to endorse his bona fides as a regular guy. The likeliest reason is that Brown has assured Flynn of his opposition to reproductive freedom.