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Tierney versus Hudak on Fox 25

U.S. Rep. John Tierney, D-Salem, faced off against his Republican challenger, William Hudak of Boxford, in a nine-minute debate last night on WFXT-TV (Channel 25).

As you will see, Tierney was sharp and focused, but so rude that he may have done himself more harm than good. I know he’s had a bad week, but I’ve seen Tierney behave this way in the past.

If Tierney had kept quiet for a minute or two, viewers might have noticed that Hudak was shooting blanks.

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1 Comment

  1. Bob Nelson

    People forget it wasn’t the Dean scream that necessarily
    derailed Howard’s candidacy, it was the rude treatment he
    gave one voter at a forum (“you sit down”). Tierney was rude, too; but after all he’s a Democrat and in this state they get away with that. Hopefully not for too much longer. A recession is when your neighbor loses his job; a depression when you lose yours, and recovery is when Tierney (and Deval and Barack) lose theirs.

    I helped to interview Hudak for an hour on Salem State Radio.
    He was focused and intelligent and seems a good guy; as far as I know his wife is not a felon. If she were, she would not get the slap on the wrist Patrice is getting. Hudak is new
    to the politics game but seems to have support, even if he
    had a tough time dealing with the talkative, domineering
    Tierney and it should be interesting if their debate sponsored by the Salem News has rules in which they are
    limited time-wise.

    Shooting blanks? Only in a Democrat dominated state where many people in the media forget that the politicians work for us, not the other way around. And sorry to bring up another cliche, but politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed frequently–often for the same reason.

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