Many thanks to lawyer Kevin Reddington for setting me straight about his client, Catherine Greig (“Greig’s lawyer asks for leniency: Seeks 27-month term, calls her guilty only of love in aiding Bulger,” Page A1, June 12). Here I thought she was just some low-life who chose to go on the run with a thug. Turns out she’s a heroine of sorts — perhaps a Maid Marian to the “ ‘Robin Hood-like’ person” of James “Whitey” Bulger, but at any rate a woman of great romantic sensibility, capable of a love akin to “Shakespeare’s sonnets.”
Reddington sent me scurrying to my books to find which of the sonnets speaks of the irresistible appeal of a man who has been involved in 19 murders, or perhaps contains a few lines lauding ice-hearted women with abysmal taste in men. No luck yet.
Maybe there’s another poet by the same name. Bugsy Shakespeare? Scarface Shakespeare?