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Charlie Baker? Nice.

July 28, 2009

In a day and age when it feels like there is no politician alive you can trust as far as you can throw, it’s exciting as hell to hear this news;

I’ve known Charlie for about 5 years now, and I’ll state right up front I have not dug into his policies, or his agenda, but the one thing I do know is he’s a man of his word, and a man of integrity. Two things that are too often left off others resumes.

So while he may stand for some things, or done some things I don’t agree with, like I said I need to do some homework, I’ll vote for him. I’ll vote for him because he’s someone that has always appealed to me as being out for the greater good above all else.

This state is in dire need of exactly that right now.

Here’s a link to a more relevant site for anyone wanting to get involved.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. BillfromActon permalink
    July 28, 2009 9:39 pm

    When we start taking political advise from athletes it’s time to throw in the towel. First of all, 5 years is a short time. Is that before or after Chuckie’s affairs? Did you get to meet his gal pals? Just because you can throw a baseball we’re supposed to think you know what’s best for our Commonwealth?

    Is that “advise”, as in you want me to advise you? Or advice, as in don’t take my advice? Chuckie? You are friends with Charlie? I don’t know what’s best, I only know what I know and I know Charlie is good people. A post from a guy who voted for Clinton, railing on infidelity? really?

  2. Elvis Elvisberg permalink
    July 28, 2009 10:40 pm

    Y’know, Curt, you wrote pretty astutely about how it’s foolish to lionize athletes.

    I hafta say, the same applies, in spades, to politicians. Certainly the writers of the Federalist Papers thought so. We’re supposed to watch those guys like hawks.

    So it’s important that he comes across as a man of his word; but the policies that he wants to implement are much, much more important to know about.

    (Not that you’d necessarily disagree with any of this).

  3. TekInEffect permalink
    July 29, 2009 3:35 am

    Curt,

    Do you also know that Charlie Baker is responsible for the big dig? He had stints as the Secretary of Admin and Finance and also Transportation.

    His lack of oversight created that mess.

    I’d love to debate you on the issue. Deval might not be popular but he has made some tough decisions and fought the legislature.

  4. Rhayader permalink
    July 29, 2009 7:07 am

    Seems a little premature to decide you’ll vote for a guy when you are admittedly not familiar with his issues. It’s a sad statement that the ability to tell the truth distinguishes one so much in politics that it’s enough to overcome any actual policy shortcomings. Shows you what state our political landscape is in.

    Of course, he’s a Republican, which means we can expect plenty of drug war rhetoric in the social sphere. Which makes him useless. It would truly be a miracle if he could be a real conservative like Gary Johnson, but I don’t expect to see it.

  5. I R A Darth Aggie permalink
    July 29, 2009 8:14 am

    Wait…we shouldn’t have thrown in the towel when celebutards offer their political and even scientific advice?

  6. MiracleGirl permalink
    July 30, 2009 7:02 pm

    Mr. Schilling,

    Last I heard, Charlie still needs a running mate– what do you say???? “he’s a man of his word, and a man of integrity” could be said of YOU as well… You’d make an even better team than the Sox!!!

  7. Mike from Duxbury permalink
    August 2, 2009 7:11 am

    Curt:

    You couldn’t have fallen for a better candidate. Google back to ’98 and Boston Globe coverage on Baker. Let’s see: someone who actually knows what they’re doing, also privy to the real issues of health insurance, and socially liberal. He will be a very strong candidate in 2010. I’m on board (and hoping that he was going to throw his hat in a year ago). Don’t know if you heard him on Friday morning on WRKO, but go online and they should have the interview. If I was DP, I wouldn’t be making too many plans post 2010.

  8. ProCivitas permalink
    August 6, 2009 5:24 pm

    Dear Mr. Schilling,

    Neither Mr. Baker nor Mr. Mihos is Pro-Family(i.e. Pro- natural marriage, life, fathers’ rights, and traditional family law reform) therefore neither is a real Republican. Seeking tax cuts for the relatively affluent while being anti-family merely makes somebody a money-grubbing liberal (redundant, I know), not a Republican or Conservative.
    There’s little point in backing a pseudo-Republican.
    Please reconsider.
    We still need a real Republican or Conservative to enter this race for Governor.
    A lot of us are prepared to go ‘third party’ for a Conservative.

  9. 38GED permalink
    September 29, 2009 10:11 am

    Outstanding. I don’t know the first thing about what he’s done or what his views are but I’m behind him 100%. If that doesn’t sum up Curt Schilling, then I don’t know what does.

    Please, Mr. Professor, tell us more about what you’ve learned playing baseball for 20 years.

    I really wish you would run for something, so your ignorance could be on a bigger stage for everyone to see. Then maybe you’d go away.

  10. Art permalink
    October 15, 2009 2:06 pm

    No pro life, no marriage supporter, then no support,,,,,,,,,,Art

  11. October 31, 2009 10:45 am

    Big Dig involved or not, the man has promised to lower taxes. Anything will be better than Deval Patrick. Baker has my vote.

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