The real battle
Everyone is weighing in on the Big Dig/Matt-Mitt circus. There's the anti-Mitt view here
. There's the anti-Matt faction here
, albeit with the latter engaging in appropriate Bechtel bashing. But here's the real interesting angle: Lawmakers defending Matt
-- while saying they're not defending him. Not that we don't already know their true sentiments
. ... The hacks don't know whether to bolt or circle the wagons. Maybe they can follow leader Trav's new con-con lead
: Promise action -- and then delay. It's just another parliamentary trick, but at least it's a new parliamentary trick. ... As for Mitt, sure he's posturing -- but at least he's posturing against the status quo. This isn't a battle between Mitt and Matt per se. It's a battle between Mitt and the Legislature. Tom Reilly, who sided with Mitt against Bulger, knows which way the election wind is blowing. ...