Our feisty local tabloid wins the Massachusetts U.S. Senate bakeoff today, with the old good news/bad news combo platter for Elizabeth Warren.
Bad first: John McCain gives Warren the tomahawk chop in this piece:
U.S. Sen. John McCain — who endorsed U.S. Sen. Scott Brown this weekend — poked fun at Elizabeth Warren’s claim to a Native American heritage in an interview yesterday, saying he found it both amusing and strange.
“I’m entertained. I just think it’s bizarre,” McCain said of Warren’s purported Cherokee and Delaware tribal roots. “I know lots and lots of Native Americans, they have a very huge presence in my state and I’ve yet to meet one of them who claims to be related to Elizabeth Warren.”
Well, that settles that, doesn’t it?
On the other hand, this piece has to be music to Warren’s ears.
Former Boston bigs: Menino’s Elizabeth Warren endorsement coming soon
Mayor Thomas M. Menino has yet to throw his political might behind Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren — despite the Harvard professor being on the brink of crucial televised debates — but City Hall observers predict an endorsement is imminent.
“I’m sure he’s going to endorse her,” said former Hub Mayor Ray Flynn, who has endorsed U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in the heated race. “I think he’s with her 100 percent. His people are with her. I think it’s just a question of the timing that is the most beneficial, politically, to her.”
Menino was unavailable for comment yesterday but his spokeswoman, Dot Joyce, said: “The mayor remains focused on the business of the city. He will make his political endorsements when he believes the time is right.”
Yeah, can’t wait for the Mayah of Denmahk to be – or not to be – involved in this campaign.
Meanwhile, crosstown at the Globe this editorial calls on Menino to just quit dithering. (It also plays the Hamlet card, but the hardworking staff swears to you we wrote the above before reading the Globe piece.)
Let’s see if Menino knows a hawk from a handsaw.