So, you ask: What does President Obama's prospective chief of staff possibly have to do with New Bedford?
Answer: One of the two finalists is the spouse of the architect of the notorious catch shares in fisheries management at NOAA, Monica Medina.
And when I sought reaction, it was something between a laugh and a groan.
"What can I do other than laugh?" said seafood consultant Jim Kendall.
"Once they get in with that crowd there's no stopping or holding them back," he said.
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