Post-formals: OK, back to work everyone – Globe finds a way to middle-ageify Raisman craze – Is the Legislature “ignorant and depraved”? – Dems reflect on Gov. Romney vs. history

THE STEAMING LEGISLATIVE CARCASS: If you’re waking up from the post-formal session fog and wondering what actually happened Tuesday night (Right to Repair? They did Right to Repair!?), the Truth F’in Squad has your rundown of what’s left over.

COPYBOY, FETCH MY MONOCLE: Globe Graybeard One: Well crap, all the athletes in the Olympics are young, even the new Local Sports Hero. What should we do?
Globe Graybeard Two: I know, let’s do a front page story on her middle aged parents! That’ll move some dead trees.
G.G. One: By Jove, I think you’re onto something. [Opens champagne bottle.]

LET THEM EAT CAKE: So, if anyone saw a sketchy-looking dude in a Hawaiian shirt roaming the State House Tuesday afternoon during the final day of formal sessions, that was just the Phoenix’s Chris Faraone wallowing in as much Beacon Hill culture as possible so he could deliver what I’ll politely call a “strongly worded and somewhat critical look at the crime bill,” titled: The Massachusetts Legislature is Ignorant And Depraved.

MITT MEMORIES: Though it omits my favorite story about Gov. Romney interacting with people in the State House, the AP tries to reconcile Beacon Hill Democrats’ memories of Mitt with the Romney presidential campaign’s retelling of history.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES: Senate President Therese Murray’s opponent Tom Keyes has challenged her to eight (count ‘em: eight) debates leading up to Election Day. Warning, this is a Patch story, so don’t expect there to be anything in it except the contents of the Keyes press release, like you know, a response from his opponent.

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.
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AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

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