The political intrigue began brewing last week following the Massachusetts Hospital Association's decision to fire its $500,000-a-year president and the forced resignation of the legally wounded former House speaker, Thomas M. Finneran, as the highly compensated president of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Much of the focus is on Travaglini, who was sworn in Jan. 3 to his third two-year term as the Senate leader. Both jobs involve highly complex industries and require the political skills to work the hallways of Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill to promote and protect the interests of their members.
I say it's worth the potential insider deal or two over the next few years to get rid of that good-for-nothing, wannabe-Tom-Finneran, undependable, backstabbing terrible "leader." It's time for the Senate to get a little air. Only new leadership can do that.