The Boston Herald
Monday, January 17, 2000
Williams doesn't fly
Jack Williams' column is typical of the liberal media ("There's
lesson in Washington ballot woes," Jan. 14). He uses derogatory terms such as
"right-winger," "greed-inducing promise" and "believers in the
tooth fairy" to try to get his points across. Reminds me of the Clintons' "vast
right-wing conspiracy." Left-winger Williams should more carefully choose his words.
-- John Motta, Plymouth
Same old hysteria
Jack Williams was doing TV news in 1980 so he should recognize the
hysteria that follows the passage of a tax limitation ballot initiative ("There's
lesson in Washington ballot woes," Jan. 14).
Massachusetts' Proposition 2½ was attacked the same way that
Washington's Initiative 695 is being attacked, with dire predictions of disaster that
Williams has also been covering the news about the Massachusetts
state surplus, the doubling of the budget in the past 12 years and the tax increases that
were supposed to be used for bridges and roads. His arguments do not reflect these facts.
I suppose it's OK for a TV anchor to just read the news without comprehending it, but when
one becomes a columnist, it's time to connect the dots and understand the issues.
-- Barbara Anderson
Citizens for Limited Taxation
The Boston Sunday Globe
January 16, 2000
By Globe Staff
Grossman is beginning to speak,
act like a candidate for governor
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Steve Grossman is
acting more and more like a candidate for governor in 2002. Grossman is accepting many
speaking engagement invitations, has pledged personal and financial support for the
campaign to oppose Governor Paul Cellucci's ballot initiative this fall to roll back the
state income tax, and is meeting with potential fund-raisers. Last Monday, Grossman had
lunch with about 10 top money people from the 1998 gubernatorial campaign of Scott
Harshbarger. The meeting was arranged by Boston attorney Richard Glovsky, who has pledged
his support if Grossman, as it appears he will, decides to make his first run for public
office. Glovsky was chief fund-raiser for Harshbarger, who has said he is not considering
a second campaign for governor.