the mona lisa kept her secrets, but i have a sneaking suspicion that the secrets behind whitey bulger's booking photo smile aren't going to wind up as close to the vest as all that, even if i'm sure we'll never know even the slightest hint of the real truth behind much of it. for starters, we could muse on the coincidence of bulger buddy john connolly's pending florida murder incarceration after 10 years of relative country club federal racketeering time, and whitey's reappearance just in time to possibly offer evidence sufficient to allow that entire case to be overturned--connolly never rolled on whitey, and who knows how these sociopath quid-pro-quo's work. we could also wonder on the identity of the multimillionaire snitch, and whether or not some kick-back might be due whitey in the same tradition as he used to split mass lottery jackpots with folks. (grabbing a million to exonerate ones gang buddy, solve the soul-crushing ennui of having to listen to his moll go on and on and on with "girl talk" in the elevator for 16 years, and get some get-back against all the self-righteous and dirty cops who have been trash talking him for the same length of time doesn't seem so far-fetched to me, especially at age 81 with the years in which to do such dwindling).
yeah, yeah, being rich and free doesn't suck and who would want to give that up, but, seriously, trying to put reason into the head of a sociopath isn't as smart as some people might like to pretend. the guy has anger problems and a short fuse, and a whole lot of people at whom he's quite likely very pissed off.
me, the one thing for which i'm rooting is the smoking gun that puts brother billy in the same dock as is currently sitting sal dimasi. the smarmy, self-righteous "good brother" act wore threadbare thin with me the moment it was first put on, and you know it's all a crock. ("i spoke with him, but he didn't say where he was going" has to be the lamest excuse ever accepted by an FBI interrogation team i have ever heard).
here's to some justice at the very least, and some further sunlight disinfectant on the towering hypocrisy that is massachusetts politics.