By Rosalie Tirella
Or: BACKROOM, INCESTUOUS WORCESTER POLITICS! AGAIN!
Well, looks like BRADY SULLIVAN will get its way re: developing the old Worcester Courthouse, now that Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce head and failed/disgraced former lieutenant governor Tim Murray has put the screws on Mayor Petty, Woo City Councilor Ric Rushton and all the other small time politicians in this town.
Did you read The Boston Globe articles about Tim Murray’s main fundraising guy – Michael E. McLaughlin? Like THE WHOLE POLITICAL WORLD KNEW MURRAY’S GUY WAS CROOKED AND BREAKING LAWS! SO DID MURRAY! But he chose to hitch his wagon to the guy cuz he wanted to WIN and didn’t care how rotten the means were to his political ends. Says a TON about Timothy Murray and ambition gone rogue.
Here are The Boston Globe stories:
1. CLICK HERE
Did you know this factoid?
From CITY of WORCESTER WORKER and former Worcester city council candidate MIKE LAVIN:
Several years ago, another Worcester city worker, part-time, a young guy IN A WHEEL CHAIR, got on the Internet to support Tim Murray’s OPPONENT – when Murray was running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor.
Well, little Timmy (little in stature AND spirit!) found out that this kid in a wheelchair was not drinking the MURRAY KOOL AID. Murray flew into a rage and DEMANDED THAT THE KID IN THE WHEEL CHAIR BE FIRED FROM HIS PART TIME CITY OF WORCESTER JOB. Because he was not supporting Tim Murray for lieutenant governor.
Mike Lavin had to talk Murray down. He said: TIM! THE KID’S IN A WHEELCHAIR! Please!
Thank God for Mike Lavin. Murray backed down.
Now Worcester is once again stuck with this asshole, a guy who should be in jail but makes $200,000 a year at our chamber of commerce. Talk about nerve: Shortly after Murray was hired at the Chamber, he hired Christina Andreioli to essentially DO HIS JOB, creating the new chamber vp job especially for her. This means she does all the real work and Tim gets to run around town acting like a politician. So NOT WORTH $200,000 a year!
And I’ll tell you what: this chamber job will NOT reignite Murray’s dead as a door nail political career, no matter how many Worcester County businesses line up behind him and give him $$$$$. The Boston media will insist on uncovering the truth last time around, and the truth could land Murray in jail. It will be a blood bath. And his wife and daughters will drown in the blood, along with him. The Worcester press continues enabling Murray. Totally unhealthy for the city and, ultimately, for Tim Murray.
So … MURRAY HAD CHRISTINA WRITE AN EMAIL tonight URGING ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS TO PUSH FOR BRADY at tomorrow night’s Worcester city council meeting.
Murray also made THE CALLS to Mayor Joe Petty, City Council Economic Development Subcommittee head Ric Rushton and all his other boy buds on the city council.
Naturally, they all fell in line.
The economic development subcommittee meeting has been moved up to like 2 minutes before the city council meeting so Rushton and members can rubberstamp Murray’s demands.
Then onto the Worcester city council meeting, where Mayor Petty, who has just email-blasted a letter of support for the developer (cuz Tim told him to), will urge his colleagues to VOTE YES.
Because TIMMY TOLD HIM TO.
When Murray was in the thick of his criminal state campaign fundraising shit storm, a BOSTON GLOBE columnist wrote a brilliant column about Murray. About how Murray was making the governor’s race and office small. As in small time, ward boss petty small, political hack small, greasy haired pols who wanted their palms greased for delivering the goods small, old time Boston politics small, backroom deals small. Tim Murray had made a world class state race … feel crooked and provincial. SMALL.
And that was a shame.
But tonight, just like when he got the Worcester city council to dump former Worcester City Manager Tom Hoover, Tim Murray moved BIG but acted SMALL. He made his behind the scenes phone calls, twisted arms off the council floor, mailed last minute letters to WIN. SHUT OUT the opposition. Put an end to real DIALOGUE …
Worcester government in action. Transparent as dog shit.
The Tim Murray shit-machine.