I read the Globe today and for a brief second I thought I was reading The Onion. Then in the same instance I started to confuse Pearl Harbor Day with April’s Fool Day.
Like the satirical Onion stories the joke here could be told in the headline and further laughs sprinkled through the story. With this in mind here is the headline I would have written for this Frank Phillips gem
Deval Patrick seeks endorsement for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz From Senate President Murray and House Speaker DeLeo
Why? Well here the first paragraph of the Globe’s story:
In a recent private meeting, the House speaker and Senate president were stunned when Governor Deval Patrick – according to a person briefed on the conversation – raised the prospect of US Attorney Carmen Ortiz running for governor and spoke favorably of the prosecutor whose probation investigation has rattled the Legislature. According to the person, Patrick said the federal prosecutor had a great story to tell about her successful legal career and left the impression he was suggesting the two should meet her.
Allow me to put this in perspective. Suppose my buddy Dan Conley started investigating some Boston city councillors. Who knows what for, but a grand jury is involved and it’s all over the papers and indictments are expected any day.
Now suppose that during the time the councillors are sweating it out as they go along with their routines out of the blue the mayor says to the two presumably about to be indicted by Conley, “Hey, Dan Conley’s not a bad fella and would be a good candidate to succeed me. You two really should sit down with him.”
As bad as that sounds add to it that, for argument sake, the mayor and Conley are buddies and travel in the same social/political circles.
That is what Deval did to Terry Murray and Bob DeLeo in their weekly private meeting?
But I guess that’s Ok.
Deval needs to explain himself on this. Many questions need to be addressed.
What communication has he had with Carmen Ortiz about her campaign?
What communication has he had with Carmen Ortiz about Terry Murray and Bob DeLeo.
Same questions asked concerning surrogates and the White House, including the big guy.
We all know the case they are pursuing is shit. In their panic have they blindly backed themselves into corruption of justice charges?
Perhaps Deval did?
I don’t know but there needs to be a congressional hearing or two and perhaps a special investigator. With subpoena powers.
Hey Steve Lynch you’re the guy that can do this.
The case to suggest nefarious conduct on the part of our governor and U.S. Attorney is much stronger than the ones being made against Tim Cahill, Jack O’Brien, and any of the other poor bastards caught up in that farce.