Media Event or Partisan Rally?
Has anybody else picked up on something curious in coverage of the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies?
Chelsea Clinton, in town to campaign for her mother, was squired around by US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. And US Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee in 2004, turned up as a surprise guest about a third of the way into the program, upstaging the eventual Mystery Guests, Attorney General Patrick “Superdelegateman” Lynch, his Clinton-supporting brother Bill, chief of the RI Democratic Party, and their mother, who mediated their clashing presidential choices. Vote your conscience, she said.
Of course, the political split is what it is in Rhode Island, but I haven’t seen anything that made this event distinguishable from a high-profile partisan gathering.