Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's target practice Mr Speaker in this war of words

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo is warning gubernatorial candidates to back off the much-maligned Legislature during the cutthroat election year, vowing to return fire if lawmakers become a convenient campaign target.

“I’m, as speaker, not going to sit back idly and not fight back in terms of what we’ve done,” DeLeo told the Herald yesterday. “I think everybody wants to run against the Legislature . . . (but) I’m proud of the progress we’ve made.”

Are feeble threats made by the speaker going to stop anyone or any candidate from exposing what real problems this legislator has not dealt with before? Standing for a part time legislature, who when forced by a time line, makes secretive decisions, based on partisan politics, while taking millions from lobbyists, is exactly why his support of the dysfunctional, unethcial system of governing, will make excellent target practice for all who challenge the status quo. Who else is to blame? And what group of people were elected to fix the problems?

DeLeo and company cannot hide from the truth or mislead us any longer, to many average people see what the problem is and it's DeLeo and company.

Fire away candidates.


At February 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Tim W. said...

I hope it is open season on questioning what happens at the State house. There are far too many back street dealings going on there. Time for those of us paying for these deals to know what is going on.

At February 18, 2010 at 11:44 AM , Blogger blog addict said...

If there is nothing to hide then there is no reason to run scared and threaten. DeLeo is taking a very defensive stand which is a clear sign of someone who has something he needs to defend. If his action, and the actions of his fellow legislators are above reproach, then he has on reason to fear the microscope being turned on them. The fact he is obviously scared tells me there is an awful lot going on under that big gold dome that would not withstand public scrutiny.

At February 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

He is a lawyer, right? Doesn’t he know that intimidating a witness is against the law? Is he afraid these candidates are going to say bad things about him? Sounds like his statement to the Herald borders on intimidation if you ask me. The real key to this will be who has the guys to take him on, because if they do, they probably have nothing to hide and that is the type of candidate I would be willing to support.

At February 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Defeated in Fram. said...

I thought we were supposed to be seeing ethics reforms at the state house this year? This idiot goes to the Herald to start a war of words against anyone running for the governors office. He sounds like a kid in a school yard saying don’t come after me or I am going to get my dad to beat up your dad, and my dad is bigger. When are these politicians going to grow up?

At February 18, 2010 at 5:23 PM , Blogger Jerry G. said...

Sort of like reading the same mystery book over and over again and expecting to have a different outcome. State house politics in MA will never change and we are fools to think it will.


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