Imagine you’re a young father working a job to provide for your family. You live in MetroWest. You decide to give your kid something he or she will remember for the rest of his life. Tickets to game six of the World Series at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox could clinch the Championship at home for the first time since 1918.
You go on StubHub.com, and pay over $1000 each for the tickets, no vacation next year but this is so much better. You get out of work a little early around 4:30 and go to pick up your kid. You get out of the house around 5:30 and get on the MassPike in Framingham. All of a sudden just as you get to Route 30 in Natic, you are stopped, dead, nothing is moving. You can’t figure out why.
In your wildest dreams you’d never think the highway was shut down, via a roadblock at the Weston State Police barracks, for a political fundraiser. A fundraiser that in press accounts cost those going tens of thousands of dollars. A fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. But that’s what it was for and here’s the video.
So your the guy above, you decide to give your kid the time of his or her life, and are trying to rush to the Riverside T station to get on the green line to see Fisk and Tiant throw out the first ball, and the Dropkick’s sing the National Anthem. You might even have wanted to see the first pitch of the game. Too bad for you, the President needed to raise money for his political allies and your once in a lifetime activity with your kid can’t stand in the way.
What a selfish, selfish man the President of the United States is.