: Amid all the recent news about elections, wars, pervert priests, embattled local pols, etc., Jane Swift, a product of the Beacon Hill establishment if there ever was one, has been quietly, relentlessly engaging in a gaudy, lame-duck orgy of old-fashioned Massachusetts hackeroma. This is just her latest caper
. (Boy, do hacks love those court jobs
.) Can you imagine what it would have been like if Shannon O’Brien had become governor? Forget all the election-time talk about how the state needed a woman in the corner office to reform the old-boys network. We already have one in the damn office and behold what she’s doing.