Mass. Dem Coakley says she's above meeting voters at Fenway Park 

It's another day, so that means it's another cringe-inducing gaffe from Martha Coakley. Burried in an otherwise innocuous Boston Globe story, the Democratic candidate in the Massachusetts Senate race said this

There is a subdued, almost dispassionate quality to her public appearances, which are surprisingly few. Her voice is not hoarse from late-night rallies. Even yesterday, the day after a hard-hitting debate, she had no public campaign appearances in the state.

Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.

“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?’’ she fires back, in an apparent reference to a Brown online video of him doing just that.

So in response to the accusation that her campaign is flailing because she hasn't done enough campaign events, she asserts that she's above going to Fenway Park and pressing the flesh with voters? Wow.

It's bad enough she thinks she's above shaking hands with the little people, but defiantly asserting she doesn't need to go to Fenway Park? That's hallowed ground as far as Massachusetts voters are concerned. And does she even know it's not baseball season? It was probably much warmer when Brown was out shaking hands than it is now.  

It's bad enough that Coakley said this at all, but if she said this on camera it's Scott Brown's new ad.

(H/T Cassy Fiano at Hot Air)

UPDATE: Red Sox great Curt Schilling apparently thinks Coakley's remarks are inexcusable as well.

UPDATE II: A reader writes in: "I'm sure that Scott Brown was at Fenway for the Winter Classic, which was played on New Year's Day at Fenway between the Bruins and the Philly Flyers.  Is a huge deal in hockey circles (last year Wrigley hosted it), and very sought-after." So maybe Coakley does no it's not baseball season, but still not a smart thing to say.

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