Boston's Idiot Mayor Craps In His Own Ice Cream
Menino kicked up the coast-to-coast ruckus when he told the Herald last week “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to get licenses for a restaurant in Boston. The chain has been eyeing a pair of Hub sites.
The mayor yesterday backed off that threat, calling his quote a “mistake” and a “Menino-ism.”
“I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me,” he said.
But in the letter — first obtained by the Herald — Menino blasted Cathy for “discrimination” against gays, and wrote, “I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston.”
Civil rights experts say Menino’s hints of City Hall chicanery crossed a line — and could reap a lawsuit.
“It’s clearly unconstitutional for the city to deny permits based on a person’s opinions,” UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh said. “It opens the city up to criticism and even litigation.”