$1.35 million, Part II
also notes how Deval's book deal saved Sal:
... DiMasi was starting to slide over Niagara Falls in a barrel weighted down by lobbyist friends and sweetheart contracts. Someone was helping the press pull back the curtain to show how the speaker does business on Beacon Hill.
For the first time since he took office, the governor had some leverage. Then came news that Patrick was chasing a book deal in Manhattan. Advantage DiMasi.
But Sal's advantage didn't last very long if you take out the schadenfreude -- for a $1.35 million jackpot is still $1.35 million jackpot. Howie
: 'Who's laughing now, Sal?' ... Latest suggested title for Deval's book: 'Wheel of Fortune' ... Update
-- Outraged Liberal
is right: Book-gate may be borderline farce -- but it's not catastrophic for Devel. ... Kevin: 'You'll never believe who outdid Spitzer.'
Don't worry, Deval staffers. You can look. It's not your boss. ... P.S. -- I forgot the subtitle above: 'Wheel of Fortune: The Deval Patrick Story.' ... Jon
has more "entries in the parlor game that's sweeping the Commonwealth, 'Name that Memoir'." But I gotta admit it's hard to beat 'Drapes of Wrath.'Update II
shutting down the parlor game. But before he does, I want to tweak my 'Name that Memoir' nomination: 'Wheel of Fortune: My Story. By Deval Patrick.' ...