Sunday, August 03, 2003
Pirates of the MCCA

Last year, Willard Mitt stole an old Evelyn Murphy idea and proposed that the State sell the Hynes Convention Center. (source: Boston Globe, 6/20/2002) He mentioned something about not needing two public convention centers - said he'd save money on redundant overhead. Of course, he also said this about the MDC, and we’re still stuck with Bill McKinney, but we digress.

Ace business reporter Cosmo Macero discovered that Romney’s “troubled” Convention Center Authority went out and stole business from the Bayside Expo Center. (source: Boston Herald, 7/27/2003) Which is the way they do things in the private sector. Except the MCCA is not in the private sector. They are in business to help the private sector. Provided, it appears, the private sector plays ball with the public sector.

The Bayside Expo Center is operated by a company called Corcoran Jennison. Since January 2002, Corcoran Jennison has donated $11,100 to 14 local pols, only two of which happen to be Republican. The good news is they gifted $500 to the Fraud Governor in 2003. The bad news is they neglected to pay tribute to the Fraud Candidate in 2002. They actually gave $500 to Jane Swift (R-Flagbearer) in March 2002. (source: OCPF)

Which means these guys were ripe for a beat-down, Bain style.

All is not lost, however. Corcoran Jennison can solve this 'misunderstanding' in one thirty-second lunch with Darrell Crate. At the Harvard Club - BYOP. (Bring your own pen.)


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