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Monday, July 06, 2009

Treasurer Tim has a lean and hungry look

Yond Treasurer Tim has a lean and hungry look.

Julius Caesar may have been talking about Cassius
, but the phrase applies equally to Tim Cahill, who may also be considering the political equivalent of what Cassius had in store for the emperor -- assassination, with Deval Patrick playing the role of victim.

But like Cassius, Cahill "thinks too much; such men are dangerous." Why? Because he can't even come up with a straight-faced reason for his decision to switch from Democrat to unenrolled -- the first step to a Patrick challenge. As Cahill advisers told the Globe:
... the move doesn't necessarily mean he will run against the sitting governor; he has told them he will either campaign for governor or treasurer as an independent candidate.
Why, pray tell, would a two-term sitting treasurer, elected as a Democrat, switch parties to run for re-election?

Like Cassius, Cahill appears motivated by political ambition. In the process he has proven himself transparent. And while a government that is transparent is a good thing, a politician who lets his ambition shine through is not.

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Blogger Readwriteblue said...

Mr. Cahill left the Democrat Party for the same reason everyone else has left the Democrat Party. He does not want to be the person left holding the bag for the corruption and malfeasance of those in power. The state Democrat Party has served a small clique of special interests to the detriment of our State. Through out the electorate people are choosing to enroll as Independent instead of Democrat or Republican, because neither party has served the people. The people of our State want change and leadership. It remains to be seen if Mr. Cahill is what we need or want, but he will be a welcome addition to the campaign for the Governorship.

July 07, 2009 10:08 AM  

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