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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Con job

All you need to know about the likelihood Massachusetts is going to close two prisons can be found in the fact the Herald's top Statehouse story is the lifting of the Twitter ban.

Despite the earnest protestations of administration officials, it's clear the budget proposal falls into the symbolic category. Why else would there be a lack of details about what could be one of the more explosive, ripe-for-exploitation topics a government can propose?

And indeed, why the virtual silence in the Tea Party Newsletter or on the airwaves?

Word to the wise: either offer up some solid details or drop what has become a perhaps too-frequently used artificial cudgel. There are indeed serious questions raised by the continued strangulation of state services, but crying wolf doesn't help make the case.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

No other place to ask, "why don't Democrats want to have their votes recorded on a website, so people can see what they voted for on state matters?" It was just voted down in the statehouse, Republicans for reporting, Dems against.

January 31, 2011 9:02 AM  

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