Remember back in July, when Obama said the Cambridge Police Department “acted stupidly” in their arrest of his pal, Henry Gates? Remember the awkward “Beer Summit” and the equally awkward photo-op afterward?
Well, well, well. Guess who the Cambridge Police Department is endorsing in next Tuesday’s Senate special election? Scott Brown.
There are a couple of points of embarrassment here. First, Coakley’s husband, as Killion notes, was a former Cambridge police officer. Not only didn’t that give Coakley an edge, the 11-2 vote shows that it didn’t make much difference at all. Note too that the union opposes Coakley expressly on ObamaCare, but from the perspective of protecting their collective bargaining ability. They’re accusing her of being more or less anti-union, an interesting charge coming from any union towards a Democrat.
The other embarrassment comes with having an AG get opposed by a police union, which we saw in Worcester as well.
And the MA State Police Association has endorse Brown as well.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Indeed.