I hope he doesn’t legitimize this guy. Scott Brown has a hard road ahead as it is. This Kennedy will siphon off Brown voters, not hardcore Dems.....
Wed column ping
Superhack Paul Kujawski posing as Dem dolt fooled us all
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
Lets just waive the five-year waiting period right now and induct Rep. Paul Kujo Kujawski of Webster directly into the Hack Hall of Fame.
All these years, weve considered him a mere drunken Democrat dolt, below average even by the below-average standards of the Massachusetts General Court.
Now it turns out his persona as a stumbling boob was just a clever disguise. As mild-mannered Clark Kent was in fact Superman, Kujo, it turns out, is Superhack.
He was a double agent on the pension-reform committee, scheming how to double his kiss in the mail, from $16,200 to close to $34,000. As he sat slack-jawed in the committee meetings, no one suspected a thing.
Do you have any idea how much Budweiser you can buy with an extra $18,000?
And all this extra do-re-mi for his 18 years on the Webster School Committee - a non-paying job, and you can bet that Kujo was worth every penny of it.
Kujo is not the first rep to pull this greedy stunt. Ex-Sen. Jack Brennan of Malden did it with his service as a library trustee, but Brennan was finally shamed into giving up the extra dough.
In Kujos case, shame is not an option. He has none. He is, after all, the solon who was once busted for open and gross lewdness after allegedly urinating in front of a state trooper. That was the same night he suffered amnesia in the back of the state police cruiser, shouting at the cops, Do you know who I am?
Yes, they replied, we know who you are, Rep, and we know what you are, which is under arrest.
Ive always chuckled over Kujos moronic stunts, ever since the time he told me, Im not like you guys from Boston. When I came down here I thought everybody was my friend.
I thought about telling Kujo I used to live even further out west than he did, but why confuse him further? Remember when he left the satchel of cash and checks under the barstool at the 21st Amendment across Bowdoin Street from the State House? And how about all the Ethics Committee fines?
But as I look back on it now, somehow Kujo always skated. His hack brother Jan was going to lose his job at the ABCC. So suddenly Felon Finneran took the ABCC away from then-Gov. Mitt Romney. Last year special investigator Jan made $111,283.66 - isnt overtime wonderful?
Then there was Kujos son Jonathan. First he was a summer tolltaker at the Pike, and then he scored a $35,713-a-year job at the Division of Industrial Accidents. Another nationwide search!
And all the while Kujo was lurking around the entrance to the Great Hall, circling like a seagull, waiting for the next free buffet. Some said he was the state rep from Commerce Insurance, I always considered him the man from Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey, sans makeup.
And now we find out Kujo has doubled his pension, right under our very noses.
It just goes to show you cant judge a book by its cover, even if its a comic book.
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