If you click on The Rachel Maddow Show for tonight's show she reported on the Charlie Baker cry out during last night's debate. It more accurately, in my opinion, should be called The Charlie Baker Hoax. Let me explain:
In an effort to appear less wooden he was asked a softball question it
almost seems to me that the station carrying the debate purposefully
stuck the question in to give Charlie a chance to seem more human --
just a supposition on my part. He was asked if he ever had an occasion
to cry. He warned us that by answering the question he probably would
break down. Did I see any tears? No. I simply saw Charlie covering
his face, turning red SEEMING to cry. I can do that too. That, though,
is not the crux of the whole story.
The story delivered by Charlie was about a fisherman to the north of
Boston who told him the sad story of his two boys offered football
scholarships. The fisherman, Charlie said, told the boys no he would
not let them play football because he needed their efforts to fish at
home. They were fishermen, after all, for generations. Why those boys
could not have accepted the scholarships to go to school I do not know.
I'm sure Charlie had a method to his madness though I know not what it
was. Reminded me of the story when a kid as the Lone Ranger came to
visit sick children in a hospital. I asked him for a silver bullet the
trademark of the Lone Ranger. He said "Sorry, I need them for the
trail." Even a 6 year old could tell it was not true and I suggest
anyone can tell Charlie Baker's story is made up -- unless, of course,
we find the sons. It almost sounds Biblical. I digress.
The Charlie Baker crocodile crying seemed to work as voters wrote in
their empathy with it and for him UNTIL it did NOT work. Why you may
ask? Because reporters, praise God, began to ask questions. No one but
no one still can find this elusive fisherman or his sons nor does
anyone in the community Charlie Baker was talking about know anything
about that fisherman OR his sons either.
Charlie's explanation began to crack. Well, he said "maybe it was a few
years ago I don't know maybe five years ago. I meet so many on the
campaign trail they get fused together." Yeah right and if I believe
that one I would believe the Lone Ranger too. The Republican
gubernatorial candidate lies. Now that's a big surprise -- NOT. He
lied when he said he was not on the corporate board when Christie
invested pension funds of New Jersey to the tune of 15 million bucks but
we have the proof that he was on the board. Has anyone talked about
that further? No, silence. What is true and what isn't? Charlie is
never pinned down ... EXCEPT now. No one can find the missing
fisherman, the object of Charlie's story, nor can they find his sons.
I kid you not. If anyone knows the whereabouts of that fisherman or his
sons missing in the action of Charlie Baker's emotional story please do
tell. Nothing short of a gubernatorial election could ride on it.
YET ANOTHER REASON TO GET OUT THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE
FOR MARTHA COAKLEY AND OTHER DEMOCRATS. WHY? BECAUSE REPUBLICANS LIE
AND THEY LIE ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU.
THEY CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND ALL THE BUCKS THEY CAN MAKE BEFORE AND
ESPECIALLY AFTER THEY SERVE. REPUBLICANS ARE MASTERS AT USING MONEY TO
BUY ELECTIONS AND YOU CAN BET CHARLIE BAKER HAS OUTSPENT MARTHA. MARTHA
DESERVES OUR SUPPORT. PROVE MONEY CAN TAKE ONE JUST SO FAR. SO IT'S
SIMPLE. VOTE DEMOCRATIC AND YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY YOU DID!