The Times reports on today's nuptials, presided over by Gov. Patrick.
WBUR reports Barney Frank is getting married.
The Globe reports Frank won't be seeking re-election next year.
As a resident of Boston for twenty-eight years, I’ve had Stephen Lynch as my representative in Congress for ten. During that time:
The Herald declares "experts stunned" that Barney Frank announced he's running for re-election in 2012, then fails to actually quote any experts expressing their shocked amazement (because they all fainted at the news and hit their heads on the floor?). Sean Bielat, however, managed to steady himself by grabbing onto the newel post, at least long enough to express his shock.
The Herald does have one quote from one expert, but only about the general implications for the redistricting the legislature will have to do because we're losing a congressional seat. The paper fails to note what happened the last time the legislature had to do that (Frank ran against another sitting member of congress and beat her).
Via the Outraged Liberal.
Barney Frank spent much of his victory speech last night complaining about Republicans, added: "Massachusetts has reaffirmed the complete political irrelevance of the Boston Herald." A Republican operative who writes a column for the Herald retorts: I'm irrelevant? You're irrelevant!
Sean Bielat and Ken Buck can't help being politically opportunistic election year gay-baiters -- they were born that way. (03:08)
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Video of a debate between Frank and his oppponent in the Sept. 14 primary, Rachel Brown. Brown opened by saying she wants to get rid of Obama, bring back Glass-Steagall and spend trillions on a project to move water from the mountains of Alaska and Canada to the deserts. Frank retorted that colonizing Mars is not the best use of federal funds.
Barney Frank vs. the wingnuts in Dartmouth:
Won't run for Kerry's Senate seat, thinks voters should get to pick Kerry replacement if Kerry leaves.
Wicked Local Newton posts a report and video from their debate.
The Tab reports that Barney Frank has two opponents in November: Your standard-variety Republican and Brookline resident Susan Allen, who blames the CIA for the World Trade Center attack, wants both McCain and Obama indicted, and hates the Guardian Angels. Earlier this year, she was unsuccessful in an effort to convince Brookline Town Meeting to pay workers in gold and silver, rather than in U.S. currency, and says the federal income tax is illegal.
Barney Frank explains his position on decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Guess nobody else was around, so Barney Frank got to serve as speaker of the house for a bit and give some Republicans an idea of what it used to be like to be a Democrat: