Aloisi: I screwed up

I think that's a fair synopsis of the statement Aloisi issued today, regarding both his recent assault on the Globe and other impolitic things he's said since becoming transportation secretary. But you can judge for yourself:

I believe it is important to clear the air and move beyond the recent controversies. Since becoming Secretary of Transportation my passion for realizing the Governor's reform efforts has caused me to use language I have later regretted. I have meant no disrespect to legislators or other officials, and I know that only through consensus and collaboration with the Legislature and others can we get ourselves out of the mess we have inherited."

"In addition, last night in an attempt to defend my sister -- who I dearly love -- I posted an ill-advised statement on Blue Mass Group where I wrongly impugned the integrity of the Boston Globe and its reporter Andrea Estes. I apologize for those comments and regret this error in judgment. I look forward to working with our partners in the Legislature to bring about meaningful transportation reform with renewed vigor and greater humility."

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