Read the last paragraph of this story
and see if you're not sickened by the prospect of James A. Aloisi Jr. becoming transportation chief. ... Here's a look
at how Jimmy 'navigates' the 'Beacon Hill culture.' Note the reference to Joe Wagner and then toggle back to the first link to reread his quote about Aloisi's knack for 'blending policy and politics.' ... 'Reform redefined' indeed. ... Deval is burning from Duke I right through Duke II to Duke III.
No stops in between. This is the essence of the Hack-Progressive Alliance: Two sides within a one-party state finding political accomodation. Right before our eyes. It's happening. The King-Duke wings of the party finding common ground. The Hack-Progressive Alliance. It exists. ...Update
-- Not that Sal is a true reformer, but his instinctive opposition to Deval's grander ideas could be missed
. ... If Aloisi doesn't get the transportation post, maybe he can negotiate an outgoing deal for another insider of the 'Beacon Hill culture.'