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Tierney's handling of scandal vs Warren's handling of scandal

Posted by Garrett Quinn, Less is More  July 4, 2012 09:32 AM

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Look at the way Congressman John Tierney handled the scandal surrounding his family during his reelection campaign: he brushed it off, brushed it off, and then, given the circumstances, held a wide open press conference to answer questions about it from the press. Boom.

Has the scandal gone away? No, but Tierney looks much better for having addressed it directly instead of dealing with it here and there. His timing was a smart move, too. Still, Richard Tisei is the toughest challenger he has faced in his entire congressional career and this scandal is only making things more difficult for him.

Compare this with how Elizabeth Warren has handled the controversy over her self-proclaimed American Indian heritage. She let the story go on and on while engaging in contentious exchanges with members of the media at campaign stops.

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Garrett Quinn began writing for newspapers at age 17 with CNC in his native South Shore. He has been published in BlueMassGroup, RedMassGroup, Pioneer Investigates, and Wonkette. He is a More »

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