This just makes me laugh. Kerry "I have a PHd in Criminology" Healey actually has the audacity to criticize Tim Murray for needing to take the Bar Exam more than once. At least he actually took the Bar Exam, which is far more than Kerry Healey can say! It's officially the first time I've ever witnessed someone who doesn't have a law degree criticize someone who does because that person essentially didn't get an A.
This falls in line with everything Deval Patrick has said about Kerry Healey: distraction, distraction, distraction. Despite being a "criminologist," Kerry Healey has a terrible record in crime and has done nothing significant to contribute to the field. Then she goes attacking people who actually have contributed, unlike her.
The sad thing is Kerry Healey doesn't have to resort to this sort of crap - and let's all be honest, it's complete and utter crap. Kerry Healey has a perfectly able former Chief of the State Police who she could have used to engage the populace in a meaningful, positive way. She could have designated him the point man on crime for her administration and said "as a leader, I have to admit when policies have failed. It's time for a new strategy to combat violent crime and I want one of this state's chief experts in crime to help me out, my running mate Reed Hillman." It would have been brilliant and - more importantly - worked!
Instead, it's just more negative attacks to distract voters from what's really going on. Like I said, it didn't have to be this way. However, Kerry Healey has run a truly inept campaign. She's a real novice. Instead of trying to build up reasons for people to vote for her, she's depended on tearing her opponents down - and it just hasn't stuck coming from her and directed towards Deval. When Deval's record speaks for itself and Kerry Healey doesn't have much of a record at all, she was crazy to think this strategy of her's would ever work, at least in Massachusetts.