Stein way. (Originally posted 10/17/02 at 8:35 a.m.) Democratic guberatorial candidate Shannon O'Brien lost two to three points this morning, even on a day that brought the utterly unsurprising news that her Republican rival, Mitt Romney, had given money to his alma mater, Brigham Young University, despite its virulent antigay policies. The bad news for O'Brien was the Boston Globe's long, flattering front-page profile of the Green Party's Jill Stein, written up straight by Brian MacQuarrie. I've interviewed Stein and heard her speak. She's impressive, a lot more so than she showed in her halting performance at last week's debate. She also represents a powerful temptation to left-leaning voters put off by O'Brien's centrist mush. By the way, Stein's website is jillwill.org; but for a good laugh, try jillstein.org instead.