Karen Jeffrey is yet another in a series of political reporters assigned by the Cape Cod Times that didn't really want the job, I'm guessing.
In case you missed it, the Cape Cod Times ran another in a series of articles on the Governor's race designed to prop up Tom Reilly's chances of ... not so much winning the election, but of not losing the Cape.
Wild Card Voters In Play
Karen was asked to write the silly piece on the unpredictability of unenrolled voters in the primary.
They really aren't wild or unpredictable, and they really don't vote in primaries either.
So Tom Reilly will have to rely on the guys who brought him to the dance in the first place, the House and Senate Leadership, who thought they could continue to run the State House with him in the Corner Office, AND the Cape Cod Times which in no small measure got Reilly to oppose the wind farm.
Is a Times' endorsement "the kiss of death"?
The Times has been slanting stories on the Governor's race to foreshadow their eventual editorial endorsement of Reilly ever since he came out against Cape Wind two years ago. It would be bad for the paper if Reilly loses the election, but it would be extremely emabarassing for the Cape Cod Times if Tom Reilly lost the Cape.
Since it may have been their very endorsement of him that ultimately did him in.