Attention must be paid

Attention must be paid

There are 8 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Nov 27, 2009, titled Attention must be paid. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Few elected officials are more powerful than a U.S. senator and few are more difficult to dislodge from office, which attests to the importance of the December 8 preliminary elections to fill the seat held by the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

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Dave Harding

Hillsdale, NY

#1 Nov 28, 2009
Remember that in MASSACHUSETTS an elected Congressperson is in there for LIFE! Quick now, who was the last SENATOR or CONGRESSMAN defeated in a re-election bid in Massachusetts?
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
Prove me wrong

Adams, MA

#2 Nov 28, 2009
As for "getting educated" about the candidates, the Eagle do its best to ensure that only an exact copy of The Swimmer gets elected.
Prove me wrong

Adams, MA

#3 Nov 28, 2009
Dave Harding wrote:
Remember that in MASSACHUSETTS an elected Congressperson is in there for LIFE! Quick now, who was the last SENATOR or CONGRESSMAN defeated in a re-election bid in Massachusetts?
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
The last Senator to not be re-elected was Ed Brooke in 1978 after a particularly messy divorce.
In 1994, two Massachusetts congressmen were not re-elected. The ones who defeated them (Republicans) were not themselves re-elected in 1996.

“Everything is local”

Since: Apr 08

Great Barrington, MA

#4 Nov 29, 2009
Prove me wrong wrote:
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The last Senator to not be re-elected was Ed Brooke in 1978 after a particularly messy divorce.
In 1994, two Massachusetts congressmen were not re-elected. The ones who defeated them (Republicans) were not themselves re-elected in 1996.
Brooke was also a Republican.
Rob

Berne, NY

#5 Nov 29, 2009
Massachusetts will elect the most incompetent bozo of the bunch with the Eagles support. Kennedy (was), Kerry, Franks and Olver are all embarrassments to the country and to Massachusetts. BTW, to fill Kennedy's shoes you have to commit murder, womanize and be a drunk. Who is the best qualified in the field?
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Rockville, MD

#6 Nov 29, 2009
Gee, Do ya think The Berkshire Eagle is pulling for a Republican win?
Get Real

Huntington, MA

#7 Nov 29, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
Gee, Do ya think The Berkshire Eagle is pulling for a Republican win?
Just so you know who Heller is and his morality (evaluate his opinions after you learn what kind of a person he is):

From Heller's own website:

"And Heller is no stranger to the media. In 1979, during the gasoline shortage, he made national headlines by charging $1.56.9 a gallon at his Boston gas station the highest price in the country. Eventually, he was charged and convicted of criminal price gouging....he was eventually ordered by a civil court to pay fines totaling approximately $214,000."
Silas Kain

Arlington, MA

#8 Nov 29, 2009
To me this election is too important for the voters of Massachusetts to ignore. What has AG Coakley done that stands out in your mind as an accomplishment during her years of service? Consumer protection? Investigating the Big Dig? Rooting out government corruption?

What can you think of that Congressman Capuano has achieved? He's been a member of Congress for over a decade yet I'll bet more people know who Michelle Bachman is. Does an endorsement from Nancy Pelosi make him deserving of filling Ted Kennedy's shoes?

Mr. Pagliuca is a great businessman but he doesn't have the skills to work across the aisle especially in this pivotal time in our legislative history. He has not demonstrated an ability to rally the troops in support of a cause.

Alan Khazei may not be a media superstar. He doesn't prosecute cases. He may not have a legislative record, but does his opponent have one? All I know is that the Commonwealth's checkbook is in the red. Promoting Coakley or Capuano means yet another taxpayer funded special election. I'm willing to give Alan Khazei a chance to prove what he can do to complete Ted Kennedy's term. If we don't like what he does, we'll have the option of sending him home in 2012.

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