Boston.com – A Suffolk County grand jury has handed up indictments against former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill on corruption charges that his campaign allegedly used $1.65 million in taxpayer-funded state lottery advertising to boost his floundering 2010 gubernatorial bid, Attorney General Martha Coakley said today.
Can someone please help me to see what the problem is here? Put yourself in Tim Cahill’s shoes. You’re allegedly sitting there going “If only I had $1.65 million laying around to help me out with my campaign. Oh, wait, here it is.” This is what’s known in some circles as the “Rainy Day” fund, or, in this case, the “My campaign is halfway down the shitter, and I need some Liquid Plumber in the form of $1.65 million to pull this half-submerged log out of the drain.” Whether he knowingly used those funds or not, I don’t think it’s any of our business. He had the best of intentions in mind for the people in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and this is how we repay him? An indictment? This guy isn’t texting before and after pictures of his helmet trying to reach its’ way up to his belly button out to interns. He’s not crashing his state issued Crown Victoria at 108mph while going to “survey storm damage”, like a certain someone we know. All he may have allegedly done was take a little from Pile A, and move it over to Pile B, and then make some witty commercials to gain voters. You know, if more politicians would have his drive and passion, I believe our state, and perhaps our country, would be a better place.