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Brian McGrory

Diary of a powerless man

It’s been said that the purest form of brilliance rises only from the darkest depths of adversity. With that in mind, please allow me to share the best idea I’ve ever had.

The next time the lights go out from yet another storm of the century, we cut the power — literally, with a pair of oversized scissors — to the homes of the governor and NStar head Tom May. And those severed lines, by legislative mandate, cannot be repaired until every other household in Massachusetts has its lights restored.

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