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If you declare to run against Menino and he doesn’t step aside you will get your ass kicked.
If Menino doesn’t pull papers you will be an also ran who upset Menino and non-Menino fans alike. Most likely never get the steam needed and become an also ran. Many ambivalent voters not taking a shine to Connolly now.
Also, the numbers aren’t there for the school parents to carry you along.
Question John, If your kids don’t get into Boston Latin will you send them to the Boston public high school Court St. assigns them to? Or will it be Catholic Memorial or Mount St. Joseph or Roxbury Latin of The Windsor School? That will be the true test John.
Nobody exciting running on the Republican side for the U.S. Senate. That means more independent voters pulling a Democratic ballot for Steve Lynch. Right now I see Lynchie beating Markey by 3 − 5 points.
So Carmen Ortiz is dragging long time Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Wyshak to Washington with her to face some grilling from Congress on how her office operates. Can’t wait to see fast Freddie on the hot seat. This man has much to answer for.
Matt Connolly, the retired prosecutor who chased Whitey Bulger more than any other has been detailing Wyshak’s and others unethical, if not illegal, actions as they accuse and accuse and accuse.
Through documentation and thorough analysis he makes Dick Lehr, Kevin Cullen, Shelly Murphy, Howie Carr and pretty much most of the local media out to be patsies, fools, or co-conspirators. No one wanted Whitey more than Matt Connolly and Whitey hated him and his office more than anyone or anything. So you would think Matt Connolly would be a simpatico of the feds.
I’m sorry but putting Margery Eagan and Jim Braude on public radio is a step in the opposite direction of intellectual thought.
My goodness, I am amazed at how little informed they are. Loren and Wally are more informative, and funny. No matter how much Margery guffaws at unlikable Jim, it doesn’t make him funny.
I’ve never heard a decent analysis on any issue from either of them.
So former Chelsea Housing Director pleads guilty to an obscure law dealing with false information on federal forms.
But we all know he was a fundraiser for Tim Murray.
Okay. Does that mean Murray did anything wrong? What could have he done?
Does anyone really believe Murray was taking cash donations? Of course not. Why would he? Easier to take bribes for judgeships, and good luck doing that.
Now that doesn’t mean McLaughlin wasn’t asking people for cash. By all accounts the guy’s a weasel.
But the feds have held off on sentencing McLaughlin. Supposedly he’s cooperating.
So sleaze bag Mike McLaughlin is working with the feds in the hopes of staying out of jail. They couldn’t get him for theft or something serious. Just that he filled out a form wrong. Then they threaten him with serious jail time if he doesn’t cooperate.
We all know what “cooperate” means. It means “Give us Tim Murray. Whatever you say we will make sure the jury believes it”
I’m betting the house when John Lachey pitches this season.