The story just writes itself:
“Well of course it’ll distract him,” Josephs told me. “I’m delighted that [Cohen and Davidson] have their own reasons for supporting me, because that means they’re going to continue to do it… Margo Davidson will not now begrudge the time her campaign manager spends on my campaign.” (Davidson’s campaign manager Shannon Marietta, Josephs says, will serve her campaign on a volunteer basis.)
I don’t know how you run as the more liberal candidate in a hot safe seat primary like this when you’re joined at the hip, through
a campaign manager staffers, with a representative who votes for TRAP laws and supports school vouchers.
But of course it makes perfect sense when you see that Josephs is relying on the conservative wing of the labor movement for support – the whole Brady Bunch/Johnny Doc crew like Brendan and Kevin Boyle, Margo Davidson, and Ed Harkins of the Boilermakers – and they all love school privatization. So if you love Students First and the cyber charter scammers, you’re gonna love Babette 2.0.
(Via Simon van Zuylen-Wood)
Update: I’ve been hearing on background that Shannon will double as the CM for both campaigns, so I initially took this as confirmation of that, but I’m going to walk this back until that’s actually announced.
Also I don’t want to imply that Mark Cohen supports school privatization, just that he is throwing in his lot with the conservative wing of the labor movement and less-than-progressive elements like the Boyles and Margo Davidson to get reelected. I took his name out of the Brady Bunch laundry list for clarity.