The Onion Reports on Gov. Dukakis' Mood

Satirical news source, The Onion runs another Brookline-based story this time teasing Brookline's Michael Dukakis.

Sources report that Gov. Michael Dukakis woke up on Friday morning not angry for the first time since the 1988 election--albeit sources with a sense of humor. 

The Onion story reports that Dukakis felt an inner peace for the first time in 24 years, and planned to go for a jog that morning. The piece referenced a number of incidents from the campaign--such as the famous tank photo op.

Arguably, the joke could work with nearly any runner up in a presidential race--however, not many people fitting that description live in Brookline.

Dukakis and his wife Kitty were recently honored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for their support and work with the Museum at the end of September. The town is also considering building a "Dukakis Plaza" at Town Hall.

See the full News in Brief story on The Onion.

The Onion, which hails itself as "America's Finest News Source," is a satirical news source covering topics from politics to sports to science. The "News in Brief" section of the website is dedicated to short paragraph gags with made-up quotes and situations.

Satire, unfortunately, doesn't translate well into other languages: at the end of September, an Iranian news source picked up an Onion story and reported it seriously

Earlier this year, Brookline popped up in the Onion after some co-workers decided to meet up for awkward after-dinner drinks. Some other Brookline headlines from The Onion over the years: 

Greenarrow October 11, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Although this bears absolutely no resemblance to the real Michael Dukakis, I suspect that he would enjoy it. There has never been a candidate who was less egocentric and personally sensative that our Governor.


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