Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Avoiding a Dukakis moment

Political Wire reports:
For the second time in a month, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (R) "requested news coverage of an event and then refused to allow photos to be taken," according to the Patriot Ledger.

The reason? Healey didn't want to be seen wearing "a hairnet at a fish processing plant" or "a bright yellow hard hat she donned for a tour of the Twin Rivers Technologies plant."

"Massachusetts politicians have been sensitive to pictures of themselves in strange head gear since former Gov. Michael Dukakis squeezed into an undersized Army helmet and posed on a tank in 1988 while running for president. The image is remembered as a political gaffe of the first order."

I've seen a candidate wearing a hairnet at a cheese factory, and it ain't pretty.

Think Mark Green dancing around with an Ipod, only worse.


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