Best of Boston

2024 Best Political Stunt

The DunQueens

“Massachusetts runs on DunQueens!” was Governor Maura Healey’s teasing proclamation at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston, where she and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll turned up in matching pink-and-orange tracksuits and fluffy bucket hats, tossing Munchkins into the crowd. It was an inspired act of parody that saw Healey and Driscoll take the stage as the state’s answer to DunKings — the Super Bowl–ad supergroup featuring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Tom Brady. They rounded out the ruling triple threat with a surprise appearance from one special guest: former Governor Jane Swift. Well played, Madame leaders, well played.