'He blames Speaker DiMasi'
This morning's NYT story on Deval
is already sparking a lot of discussion across the local blogosphere -- here
. But once again Hub Blog finds myself in general agreement with Outraged Liberal's analysis
.* Sal continues to pay a heavy price
for his victory -- and, yes, there is a connection if you believe these drip, drip, drip stories wouldn't have come out at this time if it hadn't been for the resort-casino debate. Many more victories like this, and Sal will be checking himself into a VA ward. ... The Casey story gives me at least a vague idea why Sal is struggling so much within his own House. ...One last thing: Deval is all but calling his opponents 'hacks.' Does this mean there's a schism developing within the Hack-Progressive Alliance? Tension, yes. Schism, no. I'll believe there's a schism under way when Deval fields his own slate of legislative candidates -- and I don't see that happening. Bottom line: The Hack-Progressive Alliance, it lives! ...
* My previous Deval-Sal analysis here
, where I referred to Outraged Liberal as Massachusetts Liberal. Outraged Liberal, Massachusetts Liberal. Same thing. ...
P.S. -- One truly last point (promise): Deval is one stubborn man. It can be a strength (recall corporate-tax loopholes issue) -- and it can be a weakness (not cutting his resort-casino losses earlier). But it's clear: He's stubborn. ...Update
-- More on Deval-Sal over at Adam's site
. ... Also: I tinkered a bit with the above post. Minor changes. ...