Sunday, May 16, 2010

Like Brizzi, Massa Appears To Crave Media Attention

Republican candidate for Marion County Prosecutor, Mark Massa, has several things in common with Carl Brizzi.

Besides being follicularly-challenged (which, in the interest of full disclosure, Democratic candidate Terry Curry is, too), Massa has chosen Scott Newman as a campaign chairman. Newman supported Brizzi's candidacy and helped him win the office in 2002. So, Massa is not an outsider. Like Brizzi, both candidates were hand crafted and hand picked from the inside. In short, it's fair to say that Massa comes from the same political stock as Brizzi did.

It also seems that Massa shares the same media obsession that Brizzi does. We've already seen Massa hold two news conferences to announce, frankly, weak initiatives that you would think a good prosecutor would do anyway in the regular course of his or her job. It's up to Terry Curry to drive this point home, and I think he will.

Marion County has had enough of media star prosecutors. It needs a hardworking prosecutor that is more interested in prosecuting criminals than getting his face on television with initiatives, and I think that's the type of person voters will get in Terry Curry.

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