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Carmen Ortiz should apologize for her husband’s tweets

The public relations fiasco involving US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s husband’s tweets bring to mind a story about William F. Weld, who served as US attorney in the 1980s before going on to become Massachusetts governor in the early 1990s. Years later, in recalling his media policy as the federal government’s top law enforcement official in Massachusetts, Weld, tongue-in-cheek, would proclaim in a stentorian tone: “We do not comment on grand jury investigations.”

Then he’d add in a stage whisper: “Unless we want to.”

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