Professional Storyteller

That's how his former employer, State Representative Marie Parente (D-Milford) refers to Brian Mannal

Ironically, Mannal is now candidate for the same job from the 2nd Barnstable district. Mannal has a penchant for telling stories after his account of events comes into question.

Brian Mannal "benched".Take the explanation Mannal gave when asked why he was a registered Republican working for the election of a Republican for President in 2000?

He was caught saying that he first tried to get a job with the Al Gore campaign in Ohio where he was living, but got a better offer from the Republicans to work for the George Bush campaign instead. He says he parted ways with the Republican party (in 2004) over the issue of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Really, as long as you are in the game, who cares what team you play for?  Well, it matters if you then want to run for office and get nominated by that party. It matters especially if you're running against an incumbent and a lifelong member of that party. 

Never mind that every Democrat knew exactly where the Republicans stood on DOMA well before 2004.

Why did he leave his State House job in 2000?

Mannal says he left a job in the legislative office of Rep. Marie Parente to pursue a career in another state. Now his former employer has come out to say that he was asked to resign because he took too much time off from his State House job. That's what prompting her to call him a "professional storyteller".

He had a state job where he was required to work no more than 35 hours a week, but he still needed Friday's off. Again ironically, he's looking to get elected to a job in the same building. Want to bet how many hours he will be putting in as a State Rep.? welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on