Sunday, October 15, 2006

Rally for Change Today!

In case anyone's not aware, Deval Patrick and Tim Murray are holding a huge "Rally for Change" today at 2:30 in Boston Common. It promises to be a big event -- perhaps a defining moment of the Patrick/Murray campaign. If you're in the area, I encourage you to come. You can find more information about the rally at Deval Patrick's website.

If you want to travel to Boston with a Watertown group, there will be a delegation leaving on the 1:30 #71 bus from Watertown Square. Then, we will be waiting in front of the Park Street Church (1 Park St) until around 2:20 if you want to meet up with us in town.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Kerry Healey Snubs Watertown

Yesterday was Watertown's 8th Annual Faire on the Square, an event that brings thousands of people from around the area to Watertown. This was the first year that the Faire organizers allowed political candidates to have booths. Deval Patrick made an appearance around noon and made the rounds accompanied by Rep. Rachel Kaprielian and Senator Steven Tolman. He, of course, was great as always, and the faire-goers who stopped by our booth all seemed really excited to have him there.

Patrick was the only gubernatorial candidate who stopped by the Faire. Christy Mihos had volunteers staff a booth for him where they gave out pins and bumperstickers with that unfortunate light blue/purple/pink color scheme. Kerry Healey, however, was no where to be found. Someone had reserved a booth for her campaign, but it remained empty the entire day. The organizers were also expecting Healey herself to show up at some point during the day, but she never did. We talked to one of the members of the Coordinating Committee afterwards and he again confirmed that they were expecting her during the day and they were mystified as to why not even the people who reserved the booth had bothered to show up.