Democrats lack moral courage to deal with John Tierney (D, MA-06).
Roll Call probably should have expanded John Tierney’s money/campaign woes into its own post, but the details are still tantalizing: The Massachusetts Democrat has less money in the bank and has raised less money in the last three quarters than has GOP challenger Richard Tisei. The reason why Tierney is floundering, of course, is because the embattled Congressman has a bit of an in-law problem. | Read More »
John Tierney (D, MA-06): Illegal Gambling Crook, or Pathetic Dupe?
John Tierney wants people to know that none of it is his fault. With ‘it’ being a wide-ranging noun: It’s not Tierney’s fault that his wife is under house arrest for her role in an illegal gambling racket. It’s not Tierney’s fault that said gambling racket apparently features a non-trivial percentage of his in-laws. It’s not Tierney’s fault that one brother-in-law is in federal custody | Read More »
Aw. John Tierney’s (D, MA-06) wife can’t go to a party!
Because of that pesky GPS bracelet on her calf. Those big meanies in Massachusetts, making her stay under the indignity of house arrest for one, itty-bitty conviction of “iding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, a fugitive from federal charges of racketeering, illegal gambling, money laundering and witness tampering.” I mean, she served a whole month of jail | Read More »
Gloucester Times begs for elimination of MA-06.
(Via The Campaign Spot) It’s fascinating to see a newspaper make the argument that its own Congressional District be broken up in order to get its own Congressman out of Congress, but bless me if the Gloucester Times isn’t doing precisely that: It’s a long 19 months until the next election — and that’s no matter what shape the state’s redistricting takes. But if Tierney’s | Read More »
John Tierney’s (D, MA-06) wife to plead guilty to tax fraud.
It’s bad enough when Democratic politicians commit tax fraud on their own: now they’re having it show up among family members. What is this, contagious or something? Maybe we should make them start wearing face masks. Or biohazard suits. The executive summary of this story is that Tierney’s wife is going to plead guilty to “four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false | Read More »