cue Gnarls Barkley ...Gov.-elect Deval Patrick said he would be "crazy" not to consider longtime Big Dig insider Jim Aloisi for transportation secretary, even though Patrick demonized the project's political culture during the campaign for … [Read more...]
Tom’s “Big” Law suit
At the same time as this is going the special grand jury, (requested by Tom) is meeting to determine if any individuals should face criminal charges. The globe article added, " Reilly's staff is still calculating damages such as lost toll … [Read more...]
The Dean, Mitt, and salt
David Broder writes a seemingly fair article on His Expediency in the WaPo, trying to suss out what experience Mitt brings from the state he can't leave soon enough. As these things go, it's not bad, until this paragraph, which has … [Read more...]
Romney ’08: Not happening, folks. Move along.
Furthermore, we've got the Big Dig. Yeah, Mitt tried to get the 'Pike Authority under his thumb for a few years, and finally got it. That would have been a good move if he had been the hands-on managerial type we thought he was, and was … [Read more...]
What is Patrick’s mandate?
Well gosh, it's not too much to say that a guy who wins by 20 points has a "mandate", is it? But let's face it: for all that I have thought that Deval Patrick was more specific than his competitors on any number of issues, the press and … [Read more...]
“Heckuva job, Johnny!”
Does the recent imbroglio over Mitt Romney's hand-picked Turnpike Chairman and transportation secretary John Cogliano's rehiring of Bechtel to fix the tunnel they broke remind you of anything?Let's compare RomneyCo's response to this string … [Read more...]
Big Dig Culture: Could this be more pathetic?
Isn't this just more and more astonishing? Mitt chucks 'Pike chief and all-around good-guy John Cogliano under the bus:Gov. Mitt Romney is blaming transportation secretary John Coglianos haste to reopen Big Dig tunnels after Julys fatal … [Read more...]
Big Dig Culture: “You’re kidding, right?”
I really don't have much to add to this:After repeatedly bashing safety oversight by the Big Digs top management consultant, the Romney administration quietly tapped the controversial firm to inspect repairs of the Interstate 90 ceiling … [Read more...]
Healey needs to stop (oh, gosh, “lying” is such a strong word) about the Big Dig
Really, really terrible news for Kerry Healey -- and Mitt Romney, for that matter -- in the papers the last couple of days, all stemming from Inspector General Gregory Sullivan's new "interim report" on the CA/Tastrophe (thanks to Benny and … [Read more...]
Big Dig Culture marches on
Affordable housing under 40B: No oversight, no accountability, big profits for private business:Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan's staff has spent the past year examining records from state offices and town halls and financial … [Read more...]
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