Skip to comments.Breaking News: MA Lt. Gov Tim Murray to Resign
Posted on 05/22/2013 6:13:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
headline only for now
also in Boston Globe
Source: Lt. Gov. Tim Murray expected to resign
To spend more time with his family?
BOSTON (CBS) Lt. Gov. Tim Murray will resign Wednesday.
WBZ-TVs Jon Keller confirmed the announcement Wednesday morning.
Sources close to Murray tell WBZ-TV Murray is poised to leave his office as early as today, Keller said. There is some speculation he has another position lined up.
Murray last year, announced he would not run for governor.
He has been no stranger to controversy with ties to the Chelsea Housing Authority scandal and a serious car wreck in Sterling.
Stay with CBS Boston for the latest.
Hes a well known drunk.
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>>Crash Murray is resigning today. Wonder how many Chechen terrorists living in Chelsea public housing
>>Worcester Chamber of Commerce? Yea, a vertical career move - that’s like going from working at Capital Grill to driving an ice cream truck
Taking a better paying job.
Nothing like having a commie running your chamber of commerce.
Saints preserve us! Timmy Murray? An Irish drunk in Massachusetts? Ye must be a racist fer spoutin’ such Blarney!
Nothing yet on Herald site, not even a headline
Howie Carr on “Crash”
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tims done one wreck of a job
How dare Lt. Gov. Crash Murray quit before we the voters have had the distinct pleasure of voting him out of office next year when he runs for please stifle your laughter governor.
Tim Murray managed to work in every cliche Friday as he announced his plan to go permanently on the lam. But tubby Tim vowed to keep his chins up. As he told his local newspaper, Its not the end of the book.
Surely he meant to say, comic book.
Comrade Deval Patrick even took time out from his arduous duties of collectivizing the Massachusetts economy to describe his little buddy as a magnificent lieutenant governor, which is like being a magnificent traffic cone.
Said the governor, who is in the midst of his own makeover, into the Hugo Chavez of New England: Ive seen him in action.
Surely Deval meant to say, inaction.
It seems like just yesterday when Tiny Tims career was beginning with such a flourish. It was January 2007, and he was being sworn in by the soon-to-be-indicted House Speaker Sal DiMasi. Mistah Speakah was holding a book he was somewhat less than familiar with, a Bible.
Raise your right hand, the future jailbird said.
Up went Murrays left hand.
This is not to say the man is stupid. It only took him three tries to pass the bar exam. In retrospect, his career trajectory resembled that of the other Tim Tim Cahill. Both of them have the soul and brains of a city councilor, Cahill in Quincy, Murray in Worcester.
I loved being city councilor, Tim Murray admitted Friday. And why not City Hall gave him a place to come in out of the rain.
Most likely well see Murray again when the grand jury investigating disgraced Chelsea Housing Authority boss Mike McLaughlin wraps up its deliberations. The very ethical McLaughlin allegedly was raising dough for the Pillsbury Dough Boy, when he wasnt paying himself $360,000, about $200,000 a year more than he was statutorily entitled to.
A couple of days after the McLaughlin story broke in October 2011, Murray wrecked his state Crown Vic around 5:20 a.m. on I-190. He was in his pajamas and bedroom slippers at the time. He said he was going 65 mph. The state police said it was more like 108 mph, and theyre his friends.
Some cheeky reporter had the nerve to ask Crash Friday if hed discussed his, ahem, career change with the U.S. attorney.
Tiny Tim repeated his tall tale about quitting for family reasons thats what this decision is based of.
Is based of? Crash always folds under pressure.
As Murray tried to maintain a shred of dignity in his humiliating departure Friday, everybody on the Internet was making sport of him. He found out there was a height requirement for the governors job. His campaign had hit a wall. It was a train wreck, er car wreck. Now hell never be in the drivers seat at the State House. Will he continue stonewalling on the release of his cell phone records?
Actually, though, Murray goes out in the finest tradition of failed lieutenant governors. He raised money like crazy up to the last minute taking in just under $137,000 in the last two weeks of 2012, leaving him with a balance of $359,493.62. And yes, he can take it with him, as long as he plans to run for political office again someday, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
He learned well from Jane Swift.
Look on the bright side, Tim. Youre not in the Legislature that means you wont have to wait a year to start lobbying against your boss ruinous tax increases.
As for the rest of us, we now have to start looking for a new candidate for 2014. I only see one man who can fill the tiny Buster Brown shoes of Tim Murray.
Come on down, Willie Lantigua!
Yay the Herald finally has it.
>>Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, who decided against a gubernatorial run earlier this year, is expected to resign today to head the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, according to a source with Gov. Deval Patricks administration.
Murray, who served as mayor of Worcester before joining Patricks administration in 2007, has been shadowed in recent years by a strange early morning crash that totaled his car and his connection to disgraced former Chelsea Housing Authority chief Michael E. McLaughlin.
The chamber is expected to vote on Murrays post at noon and Murray will have a press conference at 2 p.m.
Resignation not till NEXT month?
wonder what happens with LG office now—does Patrick appoint someone? Surely not an election. Wonder who is second in line and would take charge if Patrick’s ill or out of town—my guess is Sec. of the Commonwealth Bill “The Prince of Darkness” Galvin (nickname from his days in the legislature, late night bill passing)
That piece was vintage Howie . . . hitting on all cylinders. Thanks for posting it so I could read it again!
Maybe Patrick will appoint Barney Frank, who was disappointed he didn’t get the Senate gig.
>>BOSTON (CBS) Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray was in a car accident early Wednesday morning in Sterling. He was not seriously hurt, but his vehicle a state-issued Ford was totaled. State Police say the car has a value of about $9,000. At the State House later in the morning, Murray told reporters he was driving alone up Interstate 190 to look at storm damage and was headed back south when he hit a patch of ice on the road around 5:30 a.m.
State Constitution has no mechanism for replacing the Lt. Governor.
Hmmmm? timing interesting....
Remember the FR posts last week about Deval Patrick being eyed to replace Holder as US Attorney General (G-d forbid)...
If Deval leaves as Governor the Dems can’t have Tim and all his baggage become Governor....
As other posters have asked, I wonder what the procedure is for replacing him if he resigns: appointment? next in line steps up by State Constitution? election?
As a Massachusetts resident, I have a feeling that if the process doesn’t favor them; history shows the Mass Dems just change the rules.
Barney Frank will be campaign manager for the Weiner/Holder ticket in 2016.
So if Deval resigned to take AG post, special election to replace him as gov I would think...and again from the times when the
gov is out of town or incapacitated I’m pretty sure the
Sec of the Commonwealth is next in line, takes charge...
...unless it’s “Deval resigns to take AG post, Galvin will be gov until next election...”