In the continuing saga of misogyny in Holyoke we now have two media outlets providing coverage.
Angela told her story on WHYN 560 AM Morning Show with Adam Wright. You can listen HERE.
An article was launched on Masslive today (in print tomorrow) that has a response from the O’Connell campaign via Media Mentors (A marketing company that has an obnoxious flash video with loud music that is on auto-play on their front page – this actually makes sense). He says:
“These accusations come from a disgruntled former paid staffer who was terminated to which I have no comment. Anyone who knows me knows I have the utmost respect for women. I am a father of three daughters and husband to a beautiful wife. The chief operating officer of my company is a woman who I have worked with for the past eight years. I have a wonderful working relationship with her and hundreds of other women with whom I have been privileged to work with over my 30-plus year career.”
See? She was fired, so it must not be true. I knew that this would be in the response. Next he names a few women in his life, so this must characterize him differently. This is akin to when people say “I am not racist, I have a black friend”. Whatever. It is essentially a “no comment” statement neither confirming or denying what Angela did experience.
Of course comments on the Masslive article and where shared on social media have people not focusing on the issue and instead discussing the faults of the other candidates. Pay attention: Fran wants to outsource his job and sell the city to his friends. Are we electing Fran? No, we are electing whoever he appoints to be mayor. Fran is running to be city planner and pass the buck to a city manager type. He will take an oath office that he will fail to fulfill which will both violate state law and the city charter.
This all reminds me of our former puppet president Bush, except Bush had some professional handlers to better mask how unfit he was to lead. If O’Connell’s handlers are smart they will now hire better handlers to manage this from now on. This campaign needs adult supervision. You can kiss babies, shake hands and maybe play your guitar, but for god’s sake, keep your mouth shut!
Oh, and tits.
Cue Regina Spektor: