Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
— A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of lying to federal investigators. Despite the defense saying that he was high when other friends in Tsarnaev’s UMass-Dartmouth dorm removed potential evidence from the case, Robel Phillipos was convicted on two counts of lying.
Phillipos could spend up to 16 years in a federal prison. The sentencing will take place in January 2015.
The hosts were surprised the deliberations took as long as six days.
Said Callahan: “One juror who just couldn’t get enough of the free lunches. Maybe the coffee was good. Didn’t want to give it up.”
Asked Dennis: “What took so long?”
A clip of Michael Dukakis voicing support for Phillipos was played, in which the former governor said, “Justice will be done.”
“He was right,” Minihane said.
Replied Callahan: “Justice was done. And you lose again, Duke. What a loser. He testifies as a character witness with this burnout.”
The hosts also didn’t agree with a Boston Globe editorial that said although Phillipos was in the wrong, he should receive a lighter sentence because he had no previous criminal record and didn’t intentionally try to deceive the investigation.
“That’s unbelievable,” Callahan said. “They’re begging for mercy for this maggot who did impede the investigation.”
“Isn’t that amazing?” Minihane asked.
“You know two words that are missing [from the editorial]? Sean Collier,” Callahan said. “Sean Collier, if this little burnout had cooperated, Sean Collier could be alive today.”
— The final debate between gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was held Tuesday night. There were serious questions asked to the two, but there others that were lighter in nature.
One question in particular asked if the candidates would rather win the lottery or the election.
“That’s just the dumbest question I’ve ever heard,” Callahan said. “What candidates would go, ‘I’d rather win the lottery’?”
The moderators also asked Baker and Coakley what their signature dish would be if they were in the kitchen cooking. Baker, who apparently isn’t much of a chef, said he is better at making coffee and cleaning.
“If Charlie Baker were to be honest, he’d say, ‘God, that’s a stupid question,’ ” Callahan said.
Asked Minihane: “Can’t you just say something? Just say baked ziti and move on.”
“What is your signature dish?” Dennis asked Minihane.
“I actually make a damn tasty baked ziti,” replied Minihane.