By Bob Croce, EOP Publisher
Pardon me for using this old cliché, but politics do indeed make strange bedfellows.
Actually, maybe strange is the wrong word here.
How about bizarre? Or, oddly peculiar?
Marissa DeFranco changes teams
Perennial fringe candidate Marisa DeFranco, who many would argue makes Bernie Sanders look like a Tea Partier, is endorsing Republican Richard Tisei for Congress instead of Democrat Seth Moulton.
Fresh off not being even a minor player in the Democratic State Primary in the 6th District Congressional race, during which Moulton ousted incumbent John Tierney, DeFranco’s latest cry for attention seems, well …
I like “oddly peculiar, since it fits DeFranco perfectly.
So far, she’s tilted at windmills while running for Peabody councilor at-large, US Senate and Congress, all while taking stances on issues that make her more akin to Khrushchev than Kennedy.
And now, she’s endorsing a … gasp! … Republican?!
Oh Marissa, you’re making your buds in the SEIU cry!
But, he’s a “commonsense Republican,” DeFranco says of Tisei.
Good grief! Lenin must be spinning in his Red Square crypt now that Comrade Marissa has sold her soul to the Party of Lincoln, Reagan and two Bushes.
Could a pundit job on Fox News be far off for fair Marissa?
Of course, leave it to the Moulton campaign to come up with the perfect response to this “shocking” turn of events.
“In the primary, Seth was accused of being a Republican — turns out it was actually Marisa DeFranco,” Moulton campaign spokeswoman Carrie Rankin told the Salem News.
By the way, just a tip for the Tisei campaign: Whatever you do, don’t bring Marissa campaigning with you at the Peabody Portuguese War Veterans Post.
Back in 2001, most female candidates, including former Democratic State Rep Joyce Spilliotis, weren’t bothered by the tradition of a men’s dinner at the Post. It wasn’t that big of a deal, and out of respect for these men who bravely served their country, most female politicians used commonsense and met voters at the bar.
But not looney Marissa. She brought suit and took these veterans’ money when it came to damages, and legal fees. As women’s rights victories go, it wasn’t exactly Roe v. Wade, but it was Marissa’s “Rosa Parks Moment.”
Now that Marissa DeFranco is a Republican fellow traveler, maybe she’ll look the other way next time when some old dudes try to leave their wives for a night to have dinner with their war buddies.
If anyone knows when Marissa will be co-hosting with Megyn Kelly on Fox, can you please let me know?
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