Here is the official opinion of the Herald News of Fall River concerning DiMasi’s fall from grace & DeLeo’s ascension to the tarnished thrown.
After DiMasi’s, Finneran’s and Flaherty’s reigns atop the House, DeLeo has his work cut out for him convincing Massachusetts residents that the Legislature is anything more than a glorified organized crime outfit. Will another new leader with a checkered ethical past make any difference?
Most Massachusetts residents can’t remember a speaker who brought honor, rather than disgrace, to the people’s House. Restoring the public’s faith in Beacon Hill will take new laws, new rules and a commitment to transparency far stronger than any proposal presented so far. Until officials deliver that, none of the legislators should be holding their heads high.