In honor of the Red Sawxxx game one win over the St. Louis Cardinals (how I loathe thee,) it’s about time we honored a political figure who defies the stereotype of the New England elite by being accessible, and truly relating to the people the best way he knows how–talking sports.
Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston has been in office since 1993 and is serving in his fifth and final term. In 1993 I was about to turn three and “I Will Always Love You” spent 14-straight weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts. There’s some perspective.
Having been in politics longer than Emperor Palpatine and Hosni Mubarak combined has given Mayor Menino ample opportunity to give the people what they want–brilliant sports sound bites.
Tuesday, the 70-year old Menino told reporters he hopes that Red Sox fans are responsible when they win “the World Series Cup,” which is almost as cool as winning the coveted SuperWorldBCSCupSeriesUEFAOlympicsFAStanleyCup.
John Kerry, George W. Bush, John McCain, the late Ted Kennedy, and many more politicos have had their share of sports ball analysis highlights during their political careers, but I am going to focus on the greatest of these (not love)–Thomas Menino.