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Friday, September 29, 2006

Sandal-wearing, Volvo-driving Newtonites

NEWTON

Do you enjoy wiggling your toes in your sandals and driving a safe, boxy Volvo? Columnist Brian McGrory says some residents of Newton and Lexington do.

McGrory mentioned the two towns in his column today on Deval Patrick, the Democratic nominee for governor.

McGrory's theme was that the Patrick campaign has been short on specifics.

"Now I'm sure that all his sandal-wearing, Volvo-driving acolytes from Newton and Lexington believe that their candidate has no obligation to offer specifics, just as they swoon every time he talks about collaboration in government and finding a better way," he wrote.

"But I'm guessing there are an awful lot of regular people" who want detailed proposals, he said.

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