( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
In 2010 they said Charlie Baker reminded everyone of an ex-husband. In 2014, everyone will remember Martha Coakley as THE EX-WIFE.
“f you’re Coakley you pretend to be oblivious to it all, though deep inside you know what Carl Yastrzemski meant when he described the angst of a stretch-drive collapse: “It’s like you’ve just cut down a tree and it’s falling the wrong way and you can’t stop it.”
For you, this is intensely personal.
But it’s just a game for opinion-makers. If you win, they’ll explain why. If you lose, they’ll explain why. As Red Auerbach once reminded his team, “I may not be right, but I’m never wrong.”
So once again you’ll tell Charlie Baker, “I’m glad you asked that question, Charlie,” when you’d much rather kick him in the shin for asking it again.
And you’ll do it with a smile, even if it looks as if it’s been nailed onto your face, because, all this sisterhood nonsense notwithstanding, there is a double standard when it comes to outward appearances.”