Thursday, June 16
Political Round-Up: The Disgrace Edition
Yesterday, former House Speaker Sal DiMasi was found guilty of seven of the nine federal corruption charges against him. He becomes the third speaker in a row to meet a similar fate. What does this say about the so-called “culture of corruption” on Beacon Hill, and with State Republicans doing their best to make the point that democrats are largely the ones stepping out of line – will this clinch Sen. Scott Brown’s reelection? Plus – speaking of disgraced democrats – despite earlier vows to stay the course, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner appears poised to call it quits. Our political and legal analysts weigh in - Michael Goldman, senior consultant for the Government Insight Group; Garrett Quinn, author of the ‘Less is More’ blog on Boston.com; Marjorie Clapprood, who served in the Mass. House of Representatives from 1984 until 1990 and ran for Lt. Governor in 1990; and David Frank of Lawyers Weekly.