Mary Connaughton, Republican Candidate for MA Auditor, Signed the Anti-Gay Marriage Petition, ONE Distinction Connaughton Is NOT Telling Voters That Sets Her Aside From Her Opponent, Democrat Suzanne Bump
So here we have another one. Just after the primary race where Michael Cahillane (Northwestern MA DA's race) was found on KnowThyNeighbor's List of Signers of the Anti-Gay Marriage Petition, it was brought to my attention that there is another "Bigot in the Woodpile," Mary Connaughton, the GOP's choice for State Auditor.
Oh, I can just imagine hearing Ms. Connaughton in the press now, "You don't know me," "Oh those liberals go right to the word bigot when they can't think of anything else to say," "I only signed the petition because I feel that the voters should be able to vote on everything (including taking people's rights away)" "I sign every petition put in front of me," "I signed this petition (to end gay marriage) just so it could be voted on and who's to say that I wouldn't have voted against it at the polls?" "I feel that putting this up for a vote (subjecting the gays to a risk of losing marriage rights) would only 'strengthen' the law." Any one of the above rhetorical excuses, that is, if Mary is going to try to weasel out of this.
Or we may actually be surprised and hear Mary say what the sponsors of the petition said-- that gays are "the forces of evil!" I find it funny that one of the people in Mary's video on her website says that Mary will be working like a "caped crusader against the forces of evil..." That's an "odd" coincidence don't you think? Surprisingly, this is at least an honest reason for signing that anti-gay, anti-equality, anti-American petition.
KnowThyNeighbor has spoken to Mary Connaughton's staff in seven separate phone calls over a two week period asking for a clarification on Mary having signed this anti-gay petition. Of course the Framingham Town Clerk has verified that there is only one Mary Connaughton living at 1 Tomkins Lane in Framingham and the name on the state database as having signed the petition is indeed the Mary Connaughton who is running for Auditor. But Connaughton's staff has not provided KTN with a press statement.
Instead, Mary Connaughton's press man, Mike Flynn, told us that her people "want this to be about what an auditor does NOT about any other issue." I reminded Mike Flynn that State Auditor is a spring board to Treasurer, Lt. Governor, Senator or any of many other offices Connaughton has in mind. It is up to us to tell HER what we feel this election is about (not the other way around).
I think that LGBT voters and most Massachusetts voters understand that an Auditor needs to know how to add and subtract, multiply and divide. Mary Connaughton is doing a good job telling us all that she is the only certified CPA in the race for State Auditor. Well now its time for us to give her a second badge of distinction..........
Mary Connaughton is the only candidate for Auditor who may indeed be the only "certified bigot" in this race.Tom Lang, Director