Wolf referenced letters sent to the court from some of DiMasi’s former colleagues as examples of the moral tone deafness on Beacon Hill. He cited rationales offered up by Rep. James Fagan and Rep. Frank Smizik in particular:More on the Hack-Progressive Alliance here.
“Mr. Smizik said the day you were convicted in the Boston Herald, ‘I’ve never seen a better speaker. It’s a shame that somebody who did a good job gets caught up in something like this.’ You were essential to creating it. It seems to be an attitude that if somebody supports causes that you care about, some corruption is to be expected, and I think that’s a pernicious paradigm.”