Marty Walsh is a very good man, and a very likable man. But he didn’t come off that way last night.
He declined to say anything positive about his rival when offered the chance. He threw around John Connolly’s profession — “lawyer” — as though it were a dirty word. “We don’t need another lawyer in City Hall,” he declared.
Later, at a particularly tense point in the debate, when Connolly asked why Walsh hadn’t held a public hearing during his two years as chair of the House Ethics Committee, Walsh defended himself with the trusty “L” word.
“By law I’m prohibited from talking” about most committee matters, he said. “As a lawyer you should know that.”
Remember how Scott Brown constantly reminded Elizabeth Warren in debates that she was a professor?
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