Best of Boston

1995 Best Example of Spin Out of Control

Political consultant Ed Jesser

Defending his $1,000-a-month contract with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), Jesser, an unpaid adviser to Mayor Tom Menino, insisted that he had never lobbied the mayor on behalf of the Authority. Asked about Jesser’s duties in regard to the mayor, however, MCCA director Franny Joyce was quoted as saying, “I hope he’s whispering in his ear good things about the Authority.”