Cahill sues staff
The Hiller Instinct: Cahill sues staff
What if it's just about Tim Cahill trying to blame everyone but himself for the collapse of his campaign? Then it's simple. Let's review:
Cahill, a lifelong Democrat, left his party to become an instant independent. Then he hired Republicans to run his campaign. His biggest decision as a candidate was his choice of a running mate. Again, he picked a Republican.
When polls showed him far behind, he was stunned when the Republican strategists quit. Then he was humiliated when his running mate ran away from him. And then he went to court, charging them all with unlawful conduct.
To me, that makes Cahill like an employer whose business has gone bankrupt and now wants to sue the employees. Cahill hired all the people who betrayed him. If that's the judgment he shows running a campaign, then how would he run a state?
Cahill also wants to damage his opponents, Charlie Baker and Deval Patrick. He’s accusing the Baker campaign of illegally receiving confidential information. Does he really think the Baker campaign would refuse to talk to Cahill's former campaign managers? Why should they?
And Cahill is attacking Deval Patrick, too, stating the governor “used backroom deals to empower himself with the ability to choose a successor to the late Senator Kennedy.” That's not the way I remember it. There was a vote, and everyone knew what was going to happen.
Next week, Tim Cahill will get his day in court, where he may prove, again, that politics is a rough game. But I already have my verdict: With his lawsuit and statements, Cahill is going from sympathetic to pitiful. I wish he would dial it back a notch and just be desperate.
I’m Andy Hiller, and that’s my instinct.
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