Friday, January 07, 2011

Quick hits

Some of the things we're following this morning:

  • NASSOUR - Jennifer Nassour was reelected last night to serve as Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party. We congratulate her on her reelection and we have confidence she will continue her admirable job of building the stature and success of the GOP here in the Bay State. She's the right pick for the job.
  • WILKERSON - On the other end of the spectrum, former state senator Dianne Wilkerson was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for taking $23,500 in political bribes. She got what she deserved. But we also think hers is a tragic case, a disappointing end to what was otherwise a promising political career, even if we didn't necessarily agree with her politics. And, we think the story is not over yet - Judge Woodlock's sentencing hearing serves as a wake-up call to voters in Massachusetts that Beacon Hill still needs to be swept clean of corruption, greed and self-interest. You can read about what he said in this Boston Globe story.
  • PAROLE MORATORIUM - According to the Boston Globe, state senators from both parties are calling for a suspension of parole hearings pending an investigation into the case of the man who recently murdered a Woburn police officer during an armed robbery. We second the call for a moratorium.
  • GOOD WORDS - Be sure to check out the great editorial in today's Boston Herald about how politicians in Washington and Boston are exhibiting "political tone-deafness" in getting up and running this year.

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1 comment:

  1. You might add that the story of former Governor Paul Cellucci having Lou Gehrig's Disease is very disturbing... A good guy hit by a terrible illness.


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