Skip to main content
#
 
Purple Podium Home - Your Political Speaking Resource, Seminar, E-Book and CourseEducation for Speakers, Public, Political and Non-Partisan - the Purple Podium Seminars and Educational ProgramsBehind the Podium, the 3 Leaders of Purple Podium, Andre O'Brien, Mike McGraw and Charles FellinghamLibraryContactPodium Blog
 Podium Blog 
Saturday, January 16 2010

Democratic Senate Candidate Martha Coakley has staggered into campaign end game with significant media gaffes that could rally those on the fence to her opponent.  The gaffes include her statement that she would rather ".meet with Party officials.", than ".shake hands at Fenway Park." Curt Shilling, a BoxSox icon weighed in to the comment...

"Has she forgotten who she's talking to? What state she's wanting to represent in the Senate? It's Massachusetts. You do not make sneering insults about Fenway Park. What's she going to do next, insult the Red Sox?"

Perhaps she was taking a swing at Curt "bloody sock"Shilling when she called him a "...Yankees' fan...." just like Rudy Guillani,  in response to questions about Rudy's visit to support Scott Brown. Oops. 

Even more sacred ground upon which she has chosen to trample includes Catholics, who ".shouldn't work in emergency rooms.", and "the terrorists are not there (in Afghanistan) anymore."  Even the crickets weren't chirping after that statement.  And finally, an early campaign ad intending to smear Republican Candidate Brown had an image of the most sacred ground, the World Trade Center, which was embedded behind the words ".Greed and Corruption."

Martha's friends say she has a wonderful sense of humor and she has not been effective in displaying it during the campaign.  There is a comedy nightclub in Atlanta called "The Punch Line",  where comics perform their stand up routines to a fickle audience who venture into the club to laugh out loud and find a release from life's routine. Candidate Coakley is performing her stand up for a national audience on a highly visible stage and is experiencing her own media Punch Line indeed.

Charles Fellingham is a Purple Podium Coach and founder of QAlias

Posted by: Charles Fellingham AT 09:51 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
What is your number 1 priority?
 Health Care
 Foreign Relations
 Immigration
 Personal Finance
 US Economy
 Global Climate Change
 Terrorism



Site Mailing List  Sign Guest Book  View Guest Book 
Politically Speaking, We're Your Best Resource

Purple Podium

Web design by Make it Loud, Inc. Serving Gwinnett, Suwanee, Buford, Lawrenceville, and the Metro Atlanta area. www.makeitloud.net

Powered by MakeItLoud.net
Web Design Make Simple