Pam Wilmot of Common Cause just sent out the following:
Politicians in Massachusetts are being indicted at an alarming rate. This sad state of affairs comes with one silver lining: an opportunity to change politics as usual. To that end, Governor Deval Patrick recently appointed me to his task force on government integrity. Other committee members include former Common Cause President Scott Harshbarger, former State Ethics Commission Executive Director Peter Sturges, former Anti-Defamation League New England Regional Director Andrew Tarsy, and more.
Citizens can submit testimony in person to the Task Force at a public hearing Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 3pm in Room A-2 at the State House. Or you can send in your ideas by email to email@example.com.
the task force and the ethical issues surrounding its creation give Common Cause a unique opportunity to push for real reform.
When it comes to the appearance of corruption, we suffer an embarrassment of riches. Since Bill Belichick had Spy-gate, things have gotten out of control. Senator Wilkerson and Councilor Turner face Liquor-gate. DiMasi has Compu-gate, and Majority Leader John Rogers has VacationHouse-gate.