As some of you may have recently seen in the Boston Herald - under the headlines "Grime Wave" and the in-depth follow-up "Judges crack down on spray-paint vandals" - the combination task force between the BPD, Transit Police, and authorities from damn near every surrounding municipality is gunning hard for repeat graf offenders - a group that probably includes more than a few heads who are reading this right now.
In the past, United States Senator John Kerry's Francophonic prowess has hobbled him politically. During his unsuccessful presidential bid against George Bush, enemies charged that Kerry's alleged French appearance proved that he was an elitist pussy. The scare tactic worked, effectively losing him the vote of everyone who has never been to France but who thinks all French people are assholes.
Walking around Government Center this morning you would hardly know
that the City Council’s premier fraud got locked up here a few hours ago. Maybe
because it’s less of a surprise than when Lance Bass fled the closet.
There are no
wild packs of notebook wielding reporters. Nor are Chuck Turner’s constituents
storming the entrances outraged that their guy allegedly palmed payoffs like
their former state senator.