Maybe I don’t care if you pulled yourself up by your bootstraps

This Boston Globe column (which made today’s Atlantic Wire) sort of lets you make of it what you will.

But Jeff Jacoby’s point that all politicians have to do is to stress a Horatio Alger narrative in order to wow voters — how they live their lives is less important — is a pretty good one.

These examples, one from each political party, are, of course, from our neighboring state of Massachusetts.