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Martha Coakley defends campaign, says Schilling comment was joke

In an interview with the Boston Globe, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley defended her failed campaign against Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown, saying she did the best she could. She also said that when she called former Red Sox player Curt Schilling a Yankee fan -- a flub that seemed to encapsulate her difficulty connecting to voters -- it was merely "a bad joke" taken out of context.


By Rachel Weiner  |  January 22, 2010; 2:45 PM ET
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What a ridiculous comment. Rarely has there been an election with such a clear distinction between actual policy differences: Cloakley = socialized healthcare, continued massive debt, taxes and expansion of federal government power. Brown = a stop to those things and the radical left agenda of Obama, Reid & Pelosi. For once voters clearly understood the difference and voted exactly policy position, not personality or party. That is exactly why an overwhelmingly democrat state voted in a republican. It was about the rejection of the current policy of this administration and Democratic Party, not knowledge of sports.

Posted by: us311882 | January 23, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

It's a sad day for the country when a candidate for office is judged based on their sports knowledge.

Rather, it would be refreshing and productive to see candidates judged on their overall platform and voting record, rather than taking comments out of context, then using them in a hyperbolic, demeaning fashion against the person.

Posted by: 2stepbay | January 22, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

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