Bunker Hill Day, one of two Suffolk County holidays now under fire, is the gift that keeps on giving. To us reporters, at least.
Witness Mayor Thomas Menino . (Should the mayoral debates, whenever they get scheduled, include a history portion , Jeopardy-style?) And state Sen. Jack Hartâ€™s, well, apparent change of heart . And the Herald sending out reporters to track pols, including state Rep. Brian Wallace, to find out what theyâ€™re doing  on the so-called â€œhack holiday,â€ and, perhaps, to see if any of them were going to a racetrack .
(Follow-up question: What is Rep. Wallace doing wearing a St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap?)
If you havenâ€™t had enough, donâ€™t worry. The debate will likely flair up again: When the House and Senate voted on the issue, it was through a Republican-sponsored amendment tacked onto the state budget. Sen. Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield) has filed a bill doing away with the holidays and tells reporters heâ€™s been gaining support. Gov. Deval Patrick says he'll sign it if it reaches his desk.