As Calvin Trillin once remarked in the late Eighties, the best bumper sticker for an aspiring politico in future might well be “Not yet a convicted felon!”
Maybe Patrick Cannon and Harry Reid can share a jail cell.
Well it’s deja vu all over again. Another crocked, amoral, and unprincipled Democrat–and of color–is caught-up in a scandal.
That stuff is “business-as-usual” for the Boston political machine. Most of our “judges” were appointed as payment for large campaign contributions, many not even in the legal profession.
The Chicago I was raised in 70 years ago was the same: a vast political machine, nearly entirely Democrat & Irish-Catholic, and while it did perform some things well, it was always at a price. The ward system was the heart of the corruption, which radiated outward up to the governor’s seat. That is why as soon as I heard of Obama as a supposed ‘dark horse’ I knew that was impossible: to succeed, he had to be bought & paid for long before that point.
115 days. Hey he’s an overachiever. 🙂
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