The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast
The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast
Elizabeth Warren took a jab at campaign rival Scott Brown's appearance in a Cosmopolitan centerfold at the 2012 breakfast.
In 2011, Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan (far right) poked fun at Mayor Thomas M. Menino to the tune of "Charlie on the MTA." At left is Menino, second left is Senator Scott Brown and state Senator Jack Hart held a microphone.
At the 2011 event, Senator Scott Brown presented Governor Deval Patrick with a phone that stored numbers of leaders at Fidelity on speed dial.
Governor Patrick shared a laugh with Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray during the 2009 St. Patrick's Day breakfast.
Senator Jack Hart (left) held up a poster of Senator John Kerry and Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, with commentary by treasurer Timothy Cahill (right) during the 2007 event. Senator Joseph Biden laughed at lower left.
In 2006, Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healy took a jab at the Democratic gubernatorial field as Representative Stephen Lynch was seated at left.
Governor Mitt Romney also made an appearance during the 2006 breakfast.
From left: "The Irish tenors" — Attorney General Tom Reilly, state Senator Jack Hart, and US Representative Stephen Lynch — belted out a song as Governor Mitt Romney listened during the 2006 breakfast.
Senate President Robert Travaglini and Governor Mitt Romney during the 2006 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.
As a candidate for governor, Deval Patrick addressed the crowd during the 2006 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.
In 2005, Governor Mitt Romney mimicked a poster of himself as Dr. Evil and Mini-Me.
Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey held up an altered photo of House Speaker Thomas Finneran sporting Mitt Romney's hair at the 2005 breakfast.
Senator John Kerry unexpectedly showed up at the 2003 roast. Seated at left was Mayor Menino. Behind him at left, state Senator Jack Hart. Seated to Kerry's right are Representative Stephen Lynch and Governor Mitt Romney. Behind them, from left, were state Representatives Martin J. Walsh and Eugene L. O'Flaherty, state Senator Guy Glodis, and state Representative David T. Donnelly.
Lieutenant Governor Jane Swift held up a shirt, shortly before stepping up to the governor’s office, during the 2005 St. Patricks Day Breakfast.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wore a Superman T-shirt during the 2001 St. Patricks Day Breakfast.
Governor Paul Cellucci, right, handed a gag fire extinuisher "for putting out fires at city hall" to Mayor Menino, left, as state Senator Stephen Lynch, center, helped out at the 2001 St. Patrick's Day breakfast. Menino had been negotiating with Boston firefighters, who were working without a contract.
Lieutenant Governor Jane Swift showed off a composite photograph while telling jokes about her popularity as Governor Paul Cellucci, bottom left, looked on.
Treasurer Shannon O'Brien gave House Speaker Tom Finneran a New England Patriots jersey during the 1999 breakfast.
In 1998, Governor Paul Cellucci tried on a sombrero, a gift from Vice President Al Gore who joked that he could get Cellucci a job as ambassador to Mexico.
State Senator Stephen Lynch and Vice President Al Gore held up a mock campaign sign during the 1998 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.
Governor William Weld and Senator John Kerry sang together in 1997 during the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.
In 1997, state Senator Stephen Lynch, left, presented US Representative Joseph Moakley with an army helmet bearing his nickname.
UMass President Billy Bulger, who had a less-than-stellar reputation for knowledge about UMass athletics, held up "UMassopoly" as his basketball coach, John Calipari, stood at right during the 1996 event.
Mayor Thomas Menino listened as Governor William Weld held up a sign poking fun at Senator John Kerry in 1996.
From left: Father Tom McDonnell, Boston University President John Silber and Govenor William Weld in 1993.
From left: City Councilor Ray Flynn, State Senator William Bulger, Governor Michael Dukakis, City Councilor Louise Day Hicks, and Congressman Joe Moakley at the 1975 breakfast.