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Brian McGrory

Tim Cahill’s done, overkill isn’t

As I watched Martha Coakley announce criminal indictments against Tim Cahill this week, one simple thought kept banging around my head: This doesn’t feel right.

First, cry not for Tim. He was an unremarkable public official, a former sandwich shop owner and consummate Quincy city councilor who never understood that his path to the state treasurer’s office was paved with extraordinary luck.

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