A great day for the Irish... politicians [Photo Essay]

Mid-Cape St. Patrick's Day Parade had a decidedly political tone

Congressman Bill Keating (inset) had the most Irish-looking face yesterday waving at the photographer (the guy with the green hat and the grey mustache) and a bunch of decidedly Democratic pals.

Photos by Joe Quigley

If you held a St. Patrick's Day parade and no politician showed up, would anyone  notice?
We'll never know the answer because that's never happend, at least since  the Irish replaced the Yankees on Cape Cod. So between now and March 17th, everyone seems to believe they are Irish. These are scenes from yesterday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dennis and Yarmouth.

Our State Senator Dan Wolf talks to former newspaper editor and publisher Seth Rolbein as State Rep. Cleon Turner looks on, then mounts his campaign truck in the snow squall many attributed to the Republican Party's cold hearts in the 'hood.

What would an Irish parade be like without some beer? Luckily we didn't have to find out yesterday.

The Elizabeth Warren supporters bucked a strong wind as they crossed the Bass River Bridge.

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