In which I discuss the deafening silence from the Times Co.; the Globe's solicitation of character references from the MA political establishment; and the bogus claim that the Globe's in trouble because it's a liberal rag. Please take a look.
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.
Would-be MA House Speaker John Rogers seems to be contradicting himself, big time, in a new State House News Service article on jockeying to succeed Sal DiMasi, who's leaving office amid a flurry of scandals.
First, here's Rogers, who's currently the House Majority Leader, giving reporter Jim O'Sullivan his argument for delaying the vote on DiMasi's successor:
Let me be clear: right now, I wouldn't want State Senator Jim Marzilli within 100 feet of any female family members or friend.
Having said that, I'm struck by the fact that there's almost no media discussion of the fact that Marzilli's ongoing implosion could be linked to a serious mental problem. Jim Braude alluded to this possibility on his WTKK show today; Howie Carr mocked it in today's column; and there's an ongoing discussion at Blue Mass.