Sal: Personification of the Hack-Progressive Alliance
doesn’t quite put it that way, but Sal DiMasi really is the personification of the Hack-Progressive Alliance running this state. I.e., Liberals putting up with a little “old-school politics” in exchange for old-school pols delivering the liberal goods. …
The unspoken toleration of "old-school politics" is ultimately what Sal was whining about outside the Federal Courthouse the other day, when he suggested how his good deeds over the years should have somehow factored into a final verdict in his corruption trial. … What’s wrong with a little hackerama as long as I delivered the progressive goods?
… That’s been the prevailing attitude on Beacon Hill for decades. Even after Sal's guilty verdict this week, Rep. Frank I. Smizik, a Brookline Democrat, was proclaiming
he has "never seen a better speaker" and questioning
whether Sal was treated fairly.
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