Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'The Photo He Took of Sean Bielat is Actually Quite Flattering'

This could be the weakest spin in the history of politics. If I'm Sean Bielat, I don't think I want Barney Frank and his boyfriend ogling my photo, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s longtime partner Jim Ready meant “no harm whatsoever” to Sean Bielat when he taunted him after a recent debate and will continue to attend campaign events, a spokesman for the congressman said.

Ready, an “amateur photographer,” got into a heated tete-a-tete with Bielat during which Ready called him “dude,” mocked the Republican candidate’s jokes and told him to “get used to” having his picture taken. The flap, which occurred last week after a debate at WGBH-TV studios in Brighton, was caught on tape in an exclusive Herald video.

“I don’t think he meant any harm whatsoever,” Frank spokesman Harry Gural said of Ready. “I’m not sure where it kind of went off track.”

Ready did not return calls seeking comment. Gural said Ready, who is not paid by the campaign for his photos, will continue to hit the stump with Frank and may be at other events with Bielat.

“Jimmy takes photos of campaign events and all kinds of things. He’s an amateur photographer,” Gural said.

Gural provided the Herald with a photo of Bielat taken by Ready moments before the two bickered.

“The photo he took of Sean Bielat is actually quite flattering,” Gural said.

Bielat, a Marine and business consultant, is seeking to unseat Frank, a Newton Democrat who has been in office for 30 years. A Bielat spokeswoman declined to comment on the caught-on-tape taunting, except to say: “The video speaks for itself.”

Dr. George Serra, a political professor at Bridgewater State College, called Ready’s behavior “highly inappropriate.”

“It certainly does not speak well about Barney Frank’s significant other,” Serra said. “The congressman has been in politics for many years and (Ready) has been a longtime partner, so certainly he should know better.”
It speaks to a level of immaturity by both Frank and this punk Ready, who's obviously been sucking on the bong for way too long.

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