GANTS – Ralph Gants was unanimously confirmed by the Governor’s Council on Wednesday to the highest judicial office of the state, chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. What’s that got to do with this blog you might ask? In one way quite a bit but before I get into it I’d say you have to agree that the man is of the highest repute and legal skills to have obtained that position. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and studied at Harvard and Harvard Law School. He went on to become an assistant U.S. attorney and an assistant to the director of the FBI.
He was referred to by Jeremiah O’Sullivan in his testimony before the Congressional Committee that began investigating the FBI’s involvement in the Teddy Deegan murder which turned into an investigation of Billy Bulger. O’Sullivan was being grilled by Congressman Tierney who asked him: “When you decided to close the [75 State Street] case, did you rely on the word of the FBI?” O’Sullivan responded: “Yes, but I relied primarily on two investigating Assistant U.S. Attorneys who had done most of the work and interviewed most of the witnesses in that case. I relied on Ralph Gantz (sic) and Alex Leak.” O’Sullivan went on to say: “I think the investigation was conducted appropriately by the Assistant U.S. Attorneys and I think that they got to the bottom of the case and there was no case against Mr. Bulger.”
Now we’ve all heard that somehow or other Jeremiah O’Sullivan or John Connolly or John Morris or mysterious other people interfered on behalf of Billy Bulger to save him from being charged for a crime in relation to the 75 State Street investigation. Rarely have you heard the investigation was conduction by Ralph Gants a man considered beyond reproach who found there was no case against him. This is just another example of how the truth has been suppressed when it comes to the matters involving Whitey.
CANTOR – When Speaker-to be Eric Cantor was pummeled by the people and plummeted from the pinnacles of power no tears tumbled from my eyes. Sic simper tyrannis, I thought. Little did I know at the time when I had that thought that the Great Seal of the State of Virginia whose citizens brought Cantor down has on it those very words.
I always found him to be arrogant. I needed little proof of it when I realized that on Election Day he spent his time in Washington, D.C. not even bothering to be in his home district to show the flag. He left DC in time to go to his victory party which never happened.
Tip O’Neil our local boy who was Speaker of the House is identified with the phrase “all politics is local.” Former Speaker Tom Foley was upset by George Nethercutt whose campaign theme was: “We need a listener, not a speaker.” Cantor forgot on what side his bread was buttered but the Virginia voter’s who did the buttering knew.
BOSTON GLOBE: When a newspaper prostitutes itself by advocating for a prosecution and then covering the matter that it promoted one must be wary of what it writes about the matter. In truth it should have a disclaimer in front of each article suggesting that it is cheering for the prosecution. That is the situation in the O’Brien case.
How can you read the Globe’s coverage of the story and think it is on the level. It’s like believing a Tallahassee investigation of Florida State Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is on the level. Speaking of Winton, I’m sure you’ve all heard of that famous football player Crazy Legs Hirsh of the LA Rams. Well we now can cheer for or against Crab Legs Winston.
MING LING DOCTRINE: Military inclined folks have heard of the Art of War the ancient Chinese military treatise written by Sun Tzu which influenced military leaders right up until the present. A famous saying of Sun Tzu is: “There is no instance of a country having benefited from a prolonged warfare.”
This is what he learned from his teacher Ming Ling who taught that you can only fight against people who you can live among and mingle with during and after the battle. Otherwise the war will be endless like we have seen in Iraq and Afghanistan. America’s failure in its latest wars has been to ignore that doctrine and to fight in countries where the population holds us in disdain and our soldiers fear leaving their basis. Yesterday I warned about returning to the losing battle in Iraq. Sadly, it appears Obama will again cause our country to fight for those who hate us.
When will we ever learn?