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Karma: It’s A Wonderful Thing

05 December 2011 @ 14:08

You sow what you reap, especially if what you’re planting is bald-faced arrogance.

From Howie Carr’s latest column in the Boston Herald, we discover that one Barnett Frank is experiencing the joys [for us] of karma [tip of the fedora to Joe]:
Barney Frank has always been the smartest guy in the room — just ask him.

As for Eddie Markey, well, let’s just say that he isn’t — even if the room is a broom closet and the only other thing in it is a mop.

So here’s the irony: Barney Frank, so arrogant, so full of himself, so intoxicated by decades of fawning media coverage, just assumed that he would be taken care of in redistricting by the peons in the Legislature.

Meanwhile, Fast Eddie was sucking up to these same below-average solons. Markey may not be the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, but he was smart enough to remember Tip O’Neill’s old adage about how you have to ask for every vote.

…Barney got caught flat-flooted. He didn’t wake up until the sky was dark with chickens coming to roost. To quote Oscar Wilde: It would take a heart of stone not to laugh.

“They didn’t do me any favors,” Barney said. But why would they?

He hadn’t cultivated any of the newer reps; he probably still only knew a handful….

…Barney’s never been one to suffer fools gladly. Again, just ask him. But that can be a real problem if you’re trying to get something out of the fool-heavy Mass. Legislature. Barney, though, figured he was holding two aces: Sen. Stan Rosenberg, the gay Senate chairman of redistricting, and The Boston Globe, so simpatico in ever so many ways.

Problem was, Rosenberg was sick and the Globe is a mere shadow of its former self, unable to take out anybody except the occasional sitting duck like [Lieutenant Governor] Tim Murray.

The chickens have come home to roost for the old queeny chickenhawk and, surprise, they’ve crapped all over the clucking fat bastard.

Pardon me for a moment…

Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha — to infinity!

  1. 05 December 2011 @ 14:51 14:51

    Instant Karma, that is

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      05 December 2011 @ 20:25 20:25

      It’s up to you…yeah, you.

  2. Adobe Walls permalink
    05 December 2011 @ 14:59 14:59

    Sean Bielat get’s a lot of the credit for Fwank’s demise also.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      05 December 2011 @ 20:26 20:26

      Quite. But old Bwarney dud himself in with the boys and girls on Beacon Hill.

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