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Massachusetts Liberal

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

New York still tops Boston -- in sleazy pols

This likely falls into the small comfort department, but Gov. Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Legislature smell like roses compared to the stench emanating out of Albany, NY.

Say what you will about Sal DiMasi, Dianne Wilkerson and Jim Marzilli, but none of them come close in word and deed compared to Hiram Monserrate, a Queen Democrat, er, Republican, er Democrat, who help engineer a coup in the New York Senate leadership.

His political standing should hold up as long as he avoids jail on charges he slashed a women with a drinking glass.

This is all in a state where the current sitting governor, David Paterson, has polling numbers lower than that of the man he replaced. And you recall Elliot "Client No. 9" Spitzer, had to step down after issues far more significant than offering cigars and flowers to legislative leaders.

Boston may have finally claimed superiority over New York when it comes to baseball. But when it comes to sleazy politics, we have a long way to go.

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Anonymous Just Sayin' said...

New York is over ten times larger than Boston. Per capita, I'm confident Boston holds its own in sleaze.

June 13, 2009 1:36 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Quantity, probably. But the last time I looked no one was accused of slashing someone. Just good old fashioned cash crimes and an occasional groping :-)

June 14, 2009 8:54 AM  
Blogger Chris Rich said...

Absolutely, OL, Here we got the opera buffa of one person stuffing cash in their bra while another tries to slip his hands into someone else's bra.

And you are just describing the filth of the elected sector in Empire land.

Let no one ever EVER forget that the planetary economic crisis and the vaporization of trillions of dollars in 401k accounts originated in the utterly vile trading houses of Wall Street. They may need to rename it Ponzi City.

June 14, 2009 9:03 AM  

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