The AG and the C.F. Board-Up Bonanza
A couple of points to lightly touch upon now that the feds have joined with the State Police to do the heavy lifting.
– The Attorney General has been patting himself on the back this week for recusing himself and purportedly handing the matter of his friend, the mayor of Central Falls, king of the prolonged
rip-off board-up emergency, over to a prosecutor in his office in January. This would be more impressive if action of any kind – and it is clear from the conduct of the State Police who have set up shop at C.F. City Hall that there was something here to follow up – had been initiated by the AG’s office in the last three months. Instead, we are left with the distinct impression that the Attorney General’s loud and repeated proclamation on the Lively Experiment and elsewhere that he would keep this matter at arms length was as much second person imperative to his staff as first person declarative of his own intentions.
– In view of recent developments, it appears that the theme of Patrick Lynch’s upcoming fundraiser – “Countdown to Victory” – is either a tad premature or partially misnamed. (There’s certainly a countdown taking place, though possibly not in the process or to the outcome referenced by the Lynch campaign.)
– Finally, an O/T request of Mr. Lynch from all of his political opponents: please continue to not tip or under-tip when you entertain, eat out or hold a fundraiser in a public venue. Nothing will … endear you more to former and current wait staffers and their family and friends than this display of parsimony.