Saturday, January 16, 2010

Martha Coakley needs her mouth washed out with soap. Says Curt Schilling is a Yankee fan

I bet there is no shortage of Red Sox fans who would line up in the freezing cold outside Fenway Park to have the chance at washing Coakley’s mouth out with soap for calling Curt Schilling a Yankee’s fan.

While some would say that Coakley's latest gaffe is a trivial thing, it is just another example of how completely out of touch she is about her own state.  How can you represent a state when you are so ignorant of the very things that makes that state special?  Even if Coakley wasn’t fully aware of what team Curt Schilling played for (hard to believe, I know), surely she must have known about the intense rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees and that guessing wrong would make BIG news.

The problem with Coakley is that she is an elitist. She inhabits a world that is completely disconnected from the masses. In her world, the Sox/ Yankee rivalry is something that the “little people” obsess about. In her world greeting voters outside Fenway Park is consider a ridiculous thing to do. 

If we truly want to have real representation from our elected officals, then we need to elect people who truly understand our world and that means caring about the same things we do.

"I've been called a lot of things...but never, I mean never, could anyone make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn't know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could..."

Via: Politico


trinity said...

It is hard to believe that Coakley made her living as a prosecutor, where the crafing of language is everything. As a lawyer, in general, she ought to know never to make a statement unless you can back it up.

Teresa said...

She is such a cranky liar. Following suit with all the other Dems. She is definitely out of touch with the people who live in MA.

BTW- I hope you join in on the discussion over at diversity ink. He reposted my article.

Chris W said...

The amazing thing is that Dan Rea gave her a chance to correct herself and she still got it wrong.

It's worse than when John Kerry said he was a big Sox fan and his favorite player was "Manny Ortez".

AmPowerBlog said...

American Power tracked-back with, 'Martha Coakley's Radical Tax-and-Spend Ideology'.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Those some who might say this is trivial are not from Massachusetts. Even liberals know this was a huge gaffe. Curt Schilling is a HERO in Red Sox Nation (er, that would be here, where Croakley thinks she can represent!), and to say that he's a Yankees fan is . . . it's like saying, I can't even come up with a good comparison that someone not familiar with the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry can understand.

He was on the 2004 team that won the World Series; he broke the 100 year curse. And he did it with that famous bloody sock! We LOVE Curt Schilling here. And we take our sports seriously (some might say too seriously), but there are some sacred things you don't mess with: Fenway Park, the Red Sox, and Curt Schilling among them. And Martha has managed to bash all three. Is she going after the Pats next? Or maybe she'd like to bash Ted Williams, was he a Yankee fan, too? Geez, this is not a small matter, and she'll lose more votes over this than she will about the negative ads (except maybe the rape one, that's turned off a LOT of people).

Clifton B said...


Excellent observation. Any attorney, especially ones that appear in court, are usually very adept at using language. The truth is Coakley is clod!

Clifton B said...


Coakley is very out of touch with the people. It shows in everything she does. No one can be that tone deaf.

Thanks for the link, I hopped over and left you a message there.

Clifton B said...

Chris W:

Yeah he gave her an out, but she was completely clueless on the subject. I don't follow hockey at all, but I at least know who the teams are as well as a few players. You pick that stuff up in passing and everyday conversation, but that is just the point, people like Coakley don't mix with the common folk.

Clifton B said...

Doug Douglas:

Thanks for the linkage!

Clifton B said...


As someone who was born and raised in NY, confusing Curt Schilling as a Yankee fan, is like confusing a Hatfield with a McCoy!

Where was she in 2004? Did she not read a paper, watch the news? Even here in the NYC area, you could hear the cheering all the way up in Beantown! That rape ad was just vile.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

lol, Hatfield and McCoys! That's perfect.

And I heard your Beck piece, and have to say I love your NY accent. :)

Clifton B said...


My grandmother would be rolling in her grave to hear the thick NY accent I have today. She worked tireless to remove it from my brothers and sisters. My eldest sister is only success. She can turn her "NY Negro Dialect" on and off like a switch.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

lmao, so THAT's what a "negro dialect" sounds like. I had no idea; I thought it was just NY. :p

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