You’re Howie Carr and here’s what you wrote in today’s Boston Herald:
A hit to Deval Patrick’s welfare state
Is Gov. Deval Patrick serious? He doesn’t know the motivation of the terrorists?
On Sunday he went on “Face the Nation,” and host Bob Schieffer asked him if he had “any clearer idea” of why the “two young men” did it.
“Not yet, Bob,” Deval began, more than 48 hours after the shootout. “Uh, and it’s hard, it’s hard for me and for many to imagine what could motivate, uh, people to, uh, harm, uh, innocent men, women and children, uh, in the way that, uh, these two fellows did.”
Two fellows indeed. He’d rather tell a whopper on national TV than acknowledge the grim results of his beloved immigration and welfare policies.
That would be the same Herald that featured this front page today:
You’re Howie Carr and you have the usual ten minutes to write your next piece, so you grab the Boston Globe for some easy pickin’s. And on Page One, you strike gold:
The older brother liked to look like a man of means, once posing for a photo in front of a gleaming Mercedes sporting a long wool scarf and white leather slip-on shoes. But Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was a stay-at-home dad, relying on his wife to work long hours as a home health care aide to support the family.
And the car? Tsarnaev most recently owned a 15-year-old Honda.
Tsarnaev’s younger brother never seemed strapped for cash, according to people who knew him at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he was a sophomore. But Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a scholarship student who earned spending money by selling marijuana, say three people who bought drugs from the 19-year-old.
Scant finances? Thank you, Jesus.
Best of all, here’s what’s buried in the 18th graf:
Indeed, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his family had so little income that they even qualified for state assistance until 2012, state health and human services spokesman Alec Loftus said Tuesday. Both brothers also received benefits through their parents when they were younger. The welfare benefits were first reported by the Boston Herald.
You’re Howie Carr and you’re thinking, it really doesn’t get much better than this.