More than boarded up houses. More than used condoms and broken glass strewn across vacant lots. More than blood splattered on sidewalks. "Nothing says urban blight" like clothes drying outside, Michelle McPhee warns us.
Yes, just when you figured there was nothing left for the Herald/'RKO town crier to kvetch about, she finds sinister new menace in a bill that would prohibit communities from banning clotheslines. And, of course, this being the People's Republic of Massachusetts, McPhee convinces herself the bill would not just let people use clotheslines, it would force them to:
Does Downing think the housewives of the Back Bay want their husbands eyeballing Mrs. Tom Brady's teeny weenie bikinis hanging from a Commonwealth Ave. condo? Do you think Louisburg Square, the la de da Beacon Hill neighborhood that won't let commoners use its green space, wants XXXL bloomers blowing in the breeze?