Hackett gets it right when he puts Linda McMahon through the ringer - the accounting of her story - through junior surrogates, of course - is well-scripted, well-rehearsed, and fictional. And whatever circus Linda thinks is set up at the Bulletin, it's likely nothing in comparison to the size of the controversial one she runs in Stamford. And if I were Linda McMahon - I wouldn't be throwing around the word Blackmail so easily loosely. That's a word that may come back to really bite her in the rear before this is all over. Not everyone in the world has been forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement, y'know.
Linda's obsession with playing the role of victim in her re-imaged difficult life is laughable; particularly considering the body count of dead and injured wrestlers in an industry that she claims to be "proud of" but won't discuss. The number of people screwed over by Linda McMahon to build her less than honorable empire is well documented in books, magazines, and documentaries that are readily available to anyone who has an interest in reading about it. But the sad truth is most people don't care - because most people can't stand Linda McMahon.
Linda has made a complete mess of things. And one thing is for certain, her ongoing war with the media has all but guaranteed that she will never be a U.S. Senator from Connecticut (or anywhere else).
What Ray Hackett and the Press haven't published is the insider's view of what Linda McMahon is doing to the Republican Brand. In truth, those who are on the take - have cashed their checks, and taken their goodie bags home - and they're sweating bullets because their own political careers and credibility are going to take a major hit when this is all over. And they know they can't back down or else Linda's henchman will expose their role in her scheme. Many of these bozos have to live for today because the true reckoning for this disaster is yet to come. The smart ones - all five of them who dared stand up to the devil and her thugs - realize that all this negativity and arrogance against the media is going to have a catastrophic effect on the Republican under ticket in November if McMahon is atop of the ticket.
Oh, and Mr. Hackett - the CTGOP has a script too - well, sorta of. And Linda McMahon doesn't follow that one either. And that's because she fancies herself a bigger actor than everyone on the CTGOP stage. Delegates, State Central Reps, and political officials and even our Chairman are mere extras on Linda's set, and they are about as important to her as the painted clouds and cardboard trees that comprise the phony reality that she's created for herself. Ask Chairman Jerry Labriola how much he enjoys every morning, slowly cracking open his newspaper with one hand over one eye, and the other squinting - just praying that his brand hasn't created a brand new scandal for him to deal with. Can you imagine being responsible for being the public face of this train wreck?
Maybe the Media is liberal, and perhaps it's filled with bead and sandal wearing hippies with long white beards who are cynical of Corporations, the Wealthy, and Jesus who will vote Obama for a second term, but that's the game. You suck it up, you go to the meeting, you answer their questions, and they rule you out. What's the big deal? No one is going to be impressed with someone who takes their ball and goes home because they don't like the rules. What a crybaby. And while we're here - no one likes to see their candidate cowering behind the children she has answering the phone, or running her office. There's a reason she hired a tainted campaign manager like Corry Bliss - in that it will be easier to throw him under the bus as an incompetent buffoon when this is all over - and she gears up to seek her next political office.
It's true, McMahon isn't a career politician - she would have had to win something to have earned that title. But she's a five year candidate who's blown a mint with nothing to show for it. Here's hoping that if Linda McMahon hasn't had her fill, that Republicans who are sick of seeing her drive the Party into the ground - certainly have.
If Connecticut's GOP wants to see a brighter day, it'll need to start by getting rid of Linda McMahon. In the meantime, I guess CTGOP candidates can add The Norwich Bulletin to its growing list of media outlets that it can cross off its Christmas Card list.
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