‘Time will tell if the true voice ...’
: Usually a card-carrying progressive member of the Hack Progressive Alliance swoons when a hack tells the progressive everything the progressive wants to hear. Joan Vennochi
isn’t swooning over President Trav. She’s rightly suspicious and on guard. But one can tell she wants to swoon:
“Can an East Boston pol be a conciliatory force on Beacon Hill and a reformer, too, while keeping the faith for liberal Democrats -- and keeping the old neighborhood happy, too? ‘We have to engage in a genuine discussion, put aside the egos, the personalities, and the history and do the people's business,’ he said.
“That doesn't sound like Bobby Trav. Time will tell if it is the true voice of Senate President Robert E. Travaglini -- and what it really means.”
But I agree with Joan: Give Trav a chance. Let’s see if he produces and surprises. Yesterday, he definitely produced and surprised with his Senate court-reform package
. I’m impressed. The Herald
seems encouraged too -- ‘so far at least.’