The BOSTON HERALD reports that the city of Boston and the Patriots have the bright idea to stage a Super Bowl victory parade, if the Pats win, next Tuesday through the heart of The Bean.
(Who cares? Mitt’s screwed either way!)
Next Tuesday also happens to be Super Tuesday, and the parade will no doubt be a logistical nightmare for voters. Most notably elderly and disabled lever-pullers.
The BH notes, “furious elderly and disabled groups stunned by the city’s plans to hold a Super Bowl parade on Super Tuesday fear floods of fans will form an offensive line for frail voters at polling stations.”
The Pats are apparently adamant about holding the parade on Tuesday. But their reason for the scheduling move doesn’t exactly justify the obvious inconvenience it will cause Bostoners.
The BH reports that “If the Patriots win the Super Bowl in Arizona on Sunday, a parade would be held Tuesday, the earliest the team would arrive home. Eight marquee players are leaving Wednesday for the Feb. 10 Pro Bowl in Hawaii, city officials said, making Tuesday the best choice for a Pats rally.”
We’re not all that politically savvy, or active for that matter. But it does seem strange that the city would cause this kind of ensnarlment because eight players have to leave for the Pro Bowl the next day.