now, Massachusetts lawmakers are back in their home districts,
ramping up their re-election campaigns and flashing sweet baloney
grins at fairs and forums. In their cheeseball bids, a sick majority
of them will tout their unflinching support for the newly passed
repeat offender bill – better known as “three-strikes,” or
“Melissa's Law” after murder victim Melissa Gosule – which will
jail certain criminals for life with no chance of parole.