Maybe this is what happened to Curley's desk

He took it on a tour of the neighborhoods in his last campaign and it wound up getting crushed by a garbage truck in Dorchester by mistake:

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Did anyone notice

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That the Mayor is not AT his desk in any of those locations? I guess he was out fundraising.

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Too easy....

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i hope right now someone is at work with menino's empty desk at the Filene's site, crumbling Boston Common infrastructure, sleeping homeless, a T station closed at 2am as drunks fumble for their car keys, a Uhaul truck carrying recent college grads off to NYC....

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Now that would be a funny commercial

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Maybe Flaherty has the budget for that?

By the way - is that really Curley's desk? I'm not much for symbolism - but might be a nice touch if the next mayor put that out to pasture (maybe in a room in the Curley Mansion or Old City Hall) as a symbol of a new, more open generation in Boston politics?

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Where's Tommo?

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Joel Brown, who doesn't live in Boston and so has no dog in our fight, explains why this empty-chair spot is so horrible:

... Sure, it's nicely shot, with hip angles and vaguely U2-ish background music, but a picture is still worth a thousand words, and the pictures here tell us Menino is a no-show. Just a few tweaks to the copy and it would make an excellent ad for one of his opponents. ...

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