Massachusetts State Sen. Diane Wilkerson has long been the Marion Barry
of Boston–a comically corrupt black politician who somehow always gets re-elected. Wilkerson’s many scandals include a guilty plea for tax evasion, several campaign finance violations, and a pending disbarment proceeding
for allegedly perjuring herself while testifying at her nephew`s manslaughter trial.
So no one was surprised when the FBI arrested Wilkerson yesterday
on charges of bribery and extortion after a lengthy joint investigation with the Boston Police Department.
The question is: Why didn’t the FBI and the Boston Police ever inform Gov. Deval Patrick that this locally-infamous politician was being investigated? Maybe because Patrick has been strongly supporting Diane Wilkerson`s write-in campaign for State Senate (she recently lost the Democratic nomination to a Hispanic activist). Click here
to listen to Patrick’s robo-call on Wilkerson’s behalf juxtaposed with FBI photos of Wilkerson accepting bribes, including a priceless pic of her stuffing cash into her bra during a fancy luncheon.
Scary stuff when you consider, as I previously wrote
, that Deval Patrick is well-positioned to be Attorney General in a future Obama White House.