It turns out
that Jane Swift's further tarnishing of the Massachusetts governorship was a twofer. Maybe a three-fer. The night before Swift dropped out of the race to succeed herself, she roped former governor William Weld into endorsing her. Her people even convinced former Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke
(an interesting relic of a bygone political era) to do the same.
In political parlance, getting convinced to go out on a limb and endorse a struggling candidate the night before she pulls the plug on her own campaign is a synonym for getting HOSED!
As Dan Kennedy aptly puts it on his sometime weblog ...
The fact that Swift's people would let Weld -- as well as former senator Ed Brooke -- endorse their woman on the eve of her dropping out of the race is just one more sign that they're too clueless, too arrogant, or both to be trusted with the important positions they hold.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is wetting the eyes of Bushies and money-Republicans up and down the East Coast.