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Carol M. McKinley

Thursday, July 13, 2006 :::

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Political Cowards Rule the Hill

Who says politics is not for the faint of heart? By our count there are at least 100 unabashed cowards toiling away in the state Legislature. Voters would do well to keep that in mind when they head to the polls on Nov. 7.

"Let the people vote" ought to have a whole new meaning this morning.

But what’s to stop them from reconvening tomorrow, or next week, or the week after that? Vacations? Nah, they’re in session until July 31. That leaves politics, pure and simple. Lawmakers have acted in their own best interests here instead of in the interests of the people who elect them and deserve a swift resolution to this nagging question (not to mention an opportunity to vote on it themselves).

But thanks to the fear of political reprisal, the happily married gay couples who showed up at the State House yesterday to fight the amendment, along with the church groups who prayed in the halls for its approval, had to once again pack up their signs and their bongo drums and head home. Because political cowardice ruled the day.

Cory Atkins, D-Concord - Y

Demetrius J. Atsalis, D-Hyannis - N

Bruce J. Ayers, D-Quincy - N

Ruth B. Balser, D-Newton - Y

John J. Binienda, D-Worcester - N

Deborah D. Blumer, D-Framingham - Y

Daniel E. Bosley, D-North Adams - Y

Garrett J. Bradley, D-Hingham - N

Arthur J. Broadhurst, D-Methuen - N

Antonio F. D. Cabral, D-New Bedford - Y

Jennifer M. Callahan, D-Sutton - N

Christine E. Canavan, D-Brockton - N

Gale D. Candaras, D-Wilbraham - Y

Stephen R. Canessa, D-New Bedford - N

Mark J. Carron, D-Southbridge - N

Paul C. Casey, D-Winchester - N

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, D-Springfield - Y

Virginia Coppola, R-Foxborough - N

Robert Correia, D-Fall River - N

Michael A. Costello, D-Newburyport - Y

Robert K. Coughlin, D-Dedham - N

Geraldine Creedon, D-Brockton - N

Sean Curran, D-Springfield - N

Robert A. DeLeo, D-Winthrop - Y

Viriato Manuel deMacedo, R-Plym. - N

Brian S. Dempsey, D-Haverhill - Y

Salvatore F. DiMasi, D-Boston - Y

Paul J. Donato, D-Medford - N

Christopher J. Donelan, D-Orange - Y

Joseph R. Driscoll, D-Braintree - N

James B. Eldridge, D-Acton - Y

Lewis G. Evangelidis, R-Holden - N

James H. Fagan, D-Taunton - N

Christopher G. Fallon, D-Malden - N

Mark V. Falzone, D-Saugus - Y

Robert F. Fennell, D-Lynn - Y

Michael E. Festa, D-Melrose - Y

Barry R. Finegold, D-Andover - Y

Jennifer Flanagan, D-Leominster - N

David L. Flynn, D-Bridgewater - N

Linda Dorcena Forry, D-Boston - Y

Gloria L. Fox, D-Boston - Y

John P. Fresolo, D-Worcester - N

Paul K. Frost, R-Auburn - N

William C. Galvin, D-Canton - Y

Colleen M. Garry, D-Dracut - N

Susan W. Gifford, R-Wareham - N

Anne M. Gobi, D-Spencer - N

Emile J. Goguen, D-Fitchburg - N

Thomas A. Golden Jr., D-Lowell - N

Shirley Gomes, R-South Harwich - N

Mary E. Grant, D-Beverly - N

William G. Greene Jr., D-Billerica - N

Dennis Guyer, D-Dalton - Y

Patricia A. Haddad, D-Somerset - Y

Geoffrey D. Hall, D-Westford - N

Robert S. Hargraves, R-Groton - N

Lida E. Harkins, D-Needham - Y

Bradford Hill, R-Ipswich - N

Kevin G. Honan, D-Boston - Y

Donald F. Humason Jr., R-Westfield - N

Frank M. Hynes, D-Marshfield - N

Bradley H. Jones Jr., R-North Reading - N

Louis L. Kafka, D-Sharon - Y

Michael F. Kane, D-Holyoke - N

Rachel Kaprielian, D-Watertown - Y

Jay R. Kaufman, D-Lexington - Y

John Keenan, D-Salem - N

Thomas P. Kennedy, D-Brockton - X

Kay Khan, D-Newton - Y

Peter V. Kocot, D-Florence - Y

Robert M. Koczera, D-New Bedford - N

Peter J. Koutoujian, D-Waltham - Y

Paul Kujawski, D-Webster - Y

Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington - Y

William Lantigua, D-Lawrence - N

James Brendan Leary, D-Worcester - N

Stephen P. LeDuc, D-Marlborough - N

John A. Lepper, R-Attleboro - N

David P. Linsky, D-Natick - N

Barbara A. L'Italien, D-Andover - Y

Paul J. Loscocco, R-Holliston - N

Elizabeth A. Malia, D-Boston - Y

Ronald Mariano, D-Quincy - Y

James J. Marzilli Jr., D-Arlington - Y

James R. Miceli, D-Wilmington - N

Michael J. Moran, D-Boston - Y

Charles A. Murphy, D-Burlington - Y

James M. Murphy, D-Weymouth - N

Kevin J. Murphy, D-Lowell - N

David M. Nangle, D-Lowell - N

Patrick Natale, D-Woburn - Y

Harold P. Naughton Jr., D-Clinton - N

Robert J. Nyman, D-Hanover - N

Thomas J. O'Brien, D-Kingston - N

Eugene L. O'Flaherty, D-Chelsea - N

Shirley Owens-Hicks, D-Boston - Y

Marie J. Parente, D-Milford - N

Matthew Patrick, D-Falmouth - Y

Anne M. Paulsen, D-Belmont - Y

Vincent A. Pedone, D-Worcester - Y

Alice H. Peisch, D-Wellesley - N

Jeffrey D. Perry, R-Sandwich - N

Douglas W. Petersen, D-Marblehead - Y

George N. Peterson Jr., R-Grafton - N

Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow - Y

Anthony Petruccelli, D-Boston - Y

William ``Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox - N

Elizabeth A. Poirier, R-N. Attleborough - N

Karyn E. Polito, R-Shrewsbury - N

Susan W. Pope, R-Wayland - N

Denise Provost, D-Somerville - Y

John F. Quinn, D-Dartmouth - N

Kathi-Anne Reinstein, D-Revere - Y

Robert Rice, D-Gardner - Y

Michael J. Rodrigues, D-Westport - N

Mary S. Rogeness, R-Longmeadow - N

John H. Rogers, D-Norwood - X

Richard Ross, R-Wrentham - N

Michael F. Rush, D-Boston - N

Byron Rushing, D-Boston - Y

Jeffrey Sanchez, D-Boston - Y

Tom Sannicandro, D-Ashland - Y

Angelo M. Scaccia, D-Boston - N

John W. Scibak, D-South Hadley - Y

Carl Sciortino, D-Somerville - Y

Frank Israel Smizik, D-Brookline - Y

Todd Smola, R-Palmer - N

Theodore C. Speliotis, D-Danvers - N

Robert P. Spellane, D-Worcester - X

Christopher Speranzo, D-Springfield - Y

Joyce A. Spiliotis, D-Peabody - N

Harriett L. Stanley, D-West Newbury - N

Thomas M. Stanley, D-Waltham - Y

Marie P. St.Fleur, D-Boston - Y

Ellen Story, D-Amherst - Y

William M. Straus, D-Mattapoisett - N

David B. Sullivan, D-Fall River - N

Benjamin Swan, D-Springfield - Y

Kathleen M. Teahan, D-Whitman - Y

Walter F. Timilty, D-Milton - N

A. Stephen Tobin, D-Quincy - N

Timothy J. Toomey Jr., D-Cambridge - N

David M. Torrisi, D-North Andover - Y

Philip Travis, D-Rehoboth - N

Eric Turkington, D-Falmouth - Y

Cleon Turner, D-Dennis - Y

James E. Vallee, D-Franklin - X

Anthony J. Verga, D-Gloucester - N

Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee - Y

Brian P. Wallace, D-Boston - X

Patricia A. Walrath, D-Stow - Y

Martin J. Walsh, D-Boston - Y

Steven M. Walsh, D-Lynn - Y

Marty Walz, D-Boston - Y

Daniel K. Webster, R-Hanson - N

James T. Welch, D-West Springfield - N

Alice K. Wolf, D-Cambridge - Y


Robert A. Antonioni, D-Leominster - Y

Edward M. Augustus, D-Worcester -Y

Steven A. Baddour, D-Methuen - Y

Jarrett T. Barrios, D-Cambridge - Y

Frederick E. Berry, D-Peabody - Y

Stephen M. Brewer, D-Barre - Y

Scott P. Brown, R-Wrentham - N

Stephen Buoniconti, D-W. Springfield - X

Harriette L. Chandler, D-Worcester - Y

Robert S. Creedon, D-Brockton - Y

Cynthia Stone Creem, D-Newton - Y

Susan C. Fargo, D-Lincoln - Y

John A. Hart, D-Boston - Y

Robert A. Havern, D-Arlington - Y

Robert L. Hedlund, R-Weymouth - N

Patricia Jehlen, D-Somerville - Y

Brian A. Joyce, D-Milton - Y

Michael R. Knapik, R-Westfield - Y

Brian P. Lees, R-East Longmeadow - Y

Thomas M McGee, D-Lynn - Y

Joan M. Menard, D-Somerset - Y

Mark C. Montigny, D-New Bedford - Y

Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge - N

Michael W. Morrissey, D-Quincy - N

Therese Murray, D-Plymouth - Y

Andrea F. Nuciforo, D-Pittsfield - Y

Robert D. O'Leary, D-Barnstable - N

Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton - Y

Steven C. Panagiotakos, D-Lowell - N

Pamela P. Resor, D-Acton - Y

Stanley C. Rosenberg, D-Amherst - X

Karen E. Spilka, D-Ashland - Y

Bruce E. Tarr, R-Gloucester - N

James E. Timilty, D-Walpole - N

Richard R. Tisei, R-Wakefield - Y

Steve A. Tolman, D-Boston - Y

Robert E. Travaglini, D-Boston - Y

Susan C. Tucker, D-Andover - Y

Marian Walsh, D-West Roxbury - Y

Dianne Wilkerson, D-Boston - Y

::: posted by prolife pundits at 6:42 AM




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