The shock at how Massachusetts conducts its politics!:
Hub Blog can’t divulge who sent this following email. After all, his state pension might be put into jeopardy if his name is revealed. But here’s his heartfelt reaction to our probable new Senate President, as reported by the Herald
. Hold your stomach, for it’s about to ache (and Hub Blog doesn’t vouch for its complete objective accuracy):
“Travaglini as senate president? Trav? Disco Bob? The man whose city hall office closed on Fridays by 12, which was about 30 minutes after the paychecks arrived? Who always has a tan from all those trips to Florida, at least in his city council days? The former Kevin White precinct captain? ... Bobby Trav, the patronage wonk?! I cannot believe it. Birmingham was smart but ‘remote’? So they go for this guy? I will say one thing for these old KHW hacks (that is Kevin Hagan White, who once journeyed to Chicago to learn the secrets of the Cook County Machine), you cannot kill them, they just have to die on their own. Just incredible. Now DON'T attribute this stuff to me!”
OK, Hub Blug won’t.
And ... “It is just I never had the sense that there were any issues at all that Trav cared about, that there was anything he would go to the mat for."
Ah, another cynical and satisfied Bay State voter. If the rest of the nation only knew ...