Tag Archives: Patrick testimony

Embarrassing

Reading the Globe’s fawning coverage of Governor Patrick’s testimony in the Sal DiMasi trial, I get the same queasy, vicariously embarrassed feeling I used to get back in high school, watching the nerdy kid with a crush try in vain to impress a pretty girl.  [Okay, fine.  I get the same queasy vicariously embarrassed feeling other kids used to get…

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Patrick Testimony: “Within the rules”

Lawyers routinely counsel their clients to say as little as possible on the stand.  Answer the question asked.  Don’t expand. Don’t speculate.  Don’t offer additional information.  An attorney himself, Governor Patrick probably did not need those instructions, but he followed them so rigorously that following his testimony today in the Sal DiMasi corruption trial (which prosecutors pre-billed as “compelling”) the…

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