Sacred Cods and Holy Mackerals

Bow-tied bum-rushers
January 12, 2009, 8:00 am
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Big news from Morrissey Boulevard this morning as Howie Carr debuts as the Globe’s newest columnist

Wait, what? That’s not Howie Carr? That’s Kevin Cullen?

But, what about the sarcasm, the disdain, the cute nicknames for sleazebag legislators…

Oh, I guess the actual reporting at the end of the piece should have been a tip-off.

Anyway, you know there’s a problem when both the Herald and the Globe columnists attack the latest Beacon Hill scam with the same vigor. Just about everyone in the building knew that this scam was available for gubernatorial appointees (see Forman, Peter), but you’d be surprised how many long-timers didn’t know legislators could take advantage of it as well.

Frankly, I would imagine this will be among the first pension system “reforms” enacted by the Legislature this year.  I’d like to think that. I’d like to think that the state’s 200 legislators aren’t so tone deaf that they would leave this law unchanged at the same time they’re cutting local aid. (Oh, and they will be cutting local aid.)

But I have been surprised before…

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