Before Martha Coakley, the DNC and SEIU went negative, her TV ads were all about holding powerful special interests “accountable”. Last evening, in a desperate bid to save her sinking campaign, Coakley travelled to Washington DC to raise money from a group of health care lobbyists and DC insiders. How did she hold them accountable last night?

By asking, “Did you bring your check?”, “Did you bring your check?”, “Did you bring your check?” and so on.

If the optics of a desperate DC trip weren’t enough for Coakley’s campaign, her new handlers from the DNC showed just how “accountable” she plans to be to the people of Massachusetts, or is that Massachusettes. Anyway, you may recall in the last debate, Martha Coakley made a massively embarrassing statement about no more Al Qaeda being in Afghanistan,

Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack showed up at her DC fundraiser last night and asked her about that absurd statement, here’s what happened next,

After taking a question from a CNN reporter on the street outside the restaurant, I asked her:

TWS: Attorney General Coakley, you said last night that there are no terrorists in Afghanistan–that they’re all in Yemen and Pakistan. Do you stand by that remark?

COAKLEY: I’m sorry, did someone else have a question?

GRIFF JENKINS, Fox News: I did. Why are you in Washington tonight?

COAKLEY: We planned an event after the primary that would be a unity event in Washington. We’re also in the middle of a very intense campaign […]

After Coakley finished her answer, she began walking away from the restaurant, and I walked behind her asking why health care industry lobbyists were supporting her at the fundraiser. She didn’t reply.

As I walked down the street, a man who appeared to be associated with the Coakley campaign pushed me into a freestanding metal railing. I ended up on the sidewalk. I was fine. He helped me up from the ground, but kept pushing up against me, blocking my path toward Coakley down the street.

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He asked if I was with the media, and I told him I work for THE WEEKLY STANDARD. When I asked him who he worked for he replied, “I work for me.” He demanded to see my credentials, and even though it was a public street, I showed them to him.

I eventually got around him and met up with the attorney general halfway down the block.


“Attorney General, could I ask you a question please?” I said. “We’re done, thanks,” Coakley replied. She walked back toward the restaurant, apparently searching for her car. She remained silent as I (politely) repeated my question.

Massachusetts may be a Blue State, but only the most moonbat among us wouldn’t be offended by Martha Coakley’s idea of “accountability”.