Our local news cut away to Jon Keller at large for some wisdom as to how the politics were shaking out. Jon Keller is our local political wizard who was famous a few years ago for asking George W. Bush a pop quiz on the names of other countries leaders which he failed (surprise, surprise). For me I always think back to a half a dozen years ago when the teachers in the whole eastern part of the state staged a big protest rally at the state house. Some of these groups came from as far away as the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard to take part in a rally in Boston. It must have been quite a feat to even get up there. On that day Keller's big slant on the story, "Who was the idiot who gave them a permit to march in the middle of the day. My commute was terrible."
While Sunday Morning Keller's sole wisdom was not enough and they had to go to the political wisdom of former speaker of the Massachusetts house Tom Finneran. Finneran pleaded guilty in 2007 to a federal obstruction of justice charge for giving false testimony in a 2003 lawsuit over a legislative redistricting plan that diluted the clout of minority voters. Full Story here: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/a_tale_of_3_speakers_--_salvat.html
Finneran was guilty of turning the district he represented, which was mostly minority, into a mostly white district so he could keep his job (i.e. see Tom Delay). I guess his plan was to stay in power for life. Since that time Finneran has been released, has his own radio show and he also shows up on spot's like Keller's to spout his wisdom to the rubes who need such expertise to make their decisions. I guess what this really goes to prove is their is no crime too bad for the politically well connected, who get to show up on television without the moniker of political felon next to their names. Tune in next week when Keller has a safe cracker and someone guilty of breaking and entry on his show. I hear it's about public safety.