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Why the rush to retire Menino?

FOR SOME inexplicable reason the Globe seems determined to have Mayor Menino retire at the end of his current term. The Dec. 29 column by Lawrence Harmon is only the latest in a series of articles raising doubts about the mayor’s health and his ability to continue in office (“A new job for Menino: helping kids,” Op-ed).

I don’t recall the Globe suggesting Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Representative Barney Frank, or any other long-serving government official step down, but apparently Menino is fair game.

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