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Some politicians just never learn:
For those of you that need some background - Renee is a political chum of mine. We kinda agree on certain political principles, I would say. But, I think we express our political will in very different ways. So, that is Renee.
Matt Vieira is a blossoming politician that can’t get out of his own way. I think it’s because he gets bad PR advice from
JMatt. Er, .. um, I mean JMac. Sorry. Freudian slip.
In the case above, I think JMatt, … oops. I did it again. Anyways, it looks like Matt Vieira COULD be simply offering some ‘wizened political insight’ into the Rourke candidacy. But, we know, with a high degree of confidence, that Vieira doesn’t do ‘wizened.’ So, we are left with seeing Vieira’s remarks in the frame of ‘sour grapes.’ Good news is, Renee is very savvy, so she will take this all with a grain of salt. In the thread, she already pushed back, “But we’re judging Dan, not Tom.”
Vieira has flubbed this exchange on two points:
- He made himself look bad. He lost in the Preliminary. He should STFU, for a while. Definitely, stay out of local politics until the bruises fade.
- He went ‘off message.’ Vieira’s mentor, John MacDonald, has been shilling for Dan Rourke for months now. You’d have to ask Dave Daly why. My guess? It’s something about pushing Bernie Lynch out of the corner office. Unfortunately, Matt Vieira must not be getting the memo’s. Here he is, taking a squat on the cornerstone of Rourke’s fast and furious, political career.
There should be no surprises for denizens of Left in Lowell. I told you, back in the day, with regards to Matt Vieira, “He is, after all, merely cannon fodder sent to do damage and take damage, while doing it. His handlers, or mentors, or heroes; as the case may be, will not mop up the mess of this young partisan’s tattered career.”
Please, out of sympathy, would someone toss Matt, oh so lightly, a bean bag?
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