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Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Blame Game

Today the Globe article "Travaglini Had Hand in Senate's Shortfall" states matter-of-factly in the first paragraph that Trav is "blaming his predecessor for the shortfall." Where is the statement from Trav that he is doing this? There was none in yesterday's article, and there's none today, other than insinuations that that's what he was doing in closed-door meetings with fellow senators yesterday. The focus of today's piece is on some questionable spending linked to Senator Travaglini, which may help explain why he's not taking on Birmingham publicly (for fear of facing such criticism himself), so why does the Globe persist in suggesting that he is? Do they want to build up more tension among state pols than truly exists?