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Trial could tarnish Gov. Deval Patrick’s star
bostonherald.com ^ | 04/22/2011 | Hillary Chabot and Joe Battenfeld

Posted on 04/22/2011 6:38:32 AM PDT by massmike

Gov. Deval Patrick’s skyrocketing political star could come crashing down in the mud if he’s forced to reveal damaging testimony at the upcoming corruption trial of former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, experts and political foes say.

“It’s the worst of all possible worlds for Patrick,” said

Thomas Whalen, political professor at Boston University. “He’s looking to the national spotlight but Massachusetts is like quicksand, you try to get out and it sucks you back in.”

DiMasi’s trial starts next week at a time when the governor is in the midst of a national media blitz promoting his memoir, “A Reason to Believe.” Patrick is also set to become a key national player in President Obama’s re-election bid.

But the governor is also one of a number of high-profile Massachusetts politicians who may be called by DiMasi’s defense team to testify about why the administration awarded a $13.3 million contract to software company Cognos. DiMasi allegedly got $65,000 in kickbacks for helping secure the Cognos contract.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: devalpatrick

1 posted on 04/22/2011 6:38:38 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

A Republican conspiracy to bring down a good man. (Tongue in cheek.)


2 posted on 04/22/2011 6:42:31 AM PDT by no dems (TRUMP IN 2012: Why the hell not? AT least he has a pair.)
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To: massmike
A more startling headline would be:

"Massachusetts House Speaker cleared of corruption charges"

3 posted on 04/22/2011 6:48:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: massmike
Tarnish his star? He was issued a teflon star and a lifetime get of jail free card by the dems.


4 posted on 04/22/2011 6:51:36 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: massmike
Mass \/oters...

Try something new -- ELECT REPUBLICANS for STATE WIDE office... (that goes for \/T and CT, too. ME and NH are awkening from LIBS, RI needs a state transplant!!)

5 posted on 04/22/2011 7:59:58 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Wanted a keyboard with a working '\/' key!!)
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To: ExCTCitizen; GOPsterinMA; Impy

MA has elected “Republicans” statewide, 16 years worth of Governors (1991-2007). They were the reason the state deteriorated to the point of electing trash like Patrick. What these states need to do is elect CONSERVATIVE Republicans to statewide office. Liberal RINOs are worse than Democrats.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 8:03:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; ExCTCitizen; Impy

Spot on! If I had a time machine, I would have voted for Dem John Silber back in 1990. I voted for the “R”, Weld instead.

Although, I did not vote for Weld again in ‘94, or for Cellucci in ‘98. I did vote for Milt in 2002 though. The term “RomneyCare” hadn’t been created yet.


7 posted on 04/22/2011 8:33:59 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA
"Gov. Deval Patrick’s skyrocketing political star"

Wait, what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyTn8gWlbu8

8 posted on 04/24/2011 4:21:37 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; massmike

Like DJ said, the election of RINO scums led to garbage like this piker getting in and reelected.


9 posted on 04/24/2011 4:31:34 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; massmike

Like DJ said, the election of RINO scums led to garbage like this piker getting in and reelected.


10 posted on 04/24/2011 4:32:51 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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