Friday, February 12, 2010

Cahill: Do as I say, Not as I do

It looks like Treasurer Tim Cahill has a case of Do as I say, Not as I do! As you know by now, many people have been criticizing Mayor/Rep. William Lantigua of Lawrence for receiving two taxpayer-funded salaries at the same time. One of those critics was Tim Cahill who the other day called Lantigua’s behavior “piggish.” Well, it appears as if the Treasurer has also been a bit piggish in the past!

According to an article in today’s Boston Herald, Cahill “decided to remain on the Quincy City Council even after winning election as Norfolk County treasurer, breaking a campaign promise to resign his part-time post as an at-large councilor.” In fact, the Herald reports that while campaigning for the position, Cahill said, “Taking two salaries is not right.”

Cahill is now trying to argue that holding a part-time position and a full-time position at the same time is not the same as Lantigua holding two full-time jobs. He’s right, but as the old saying goes, “Look who is calling the kettle black!”

Apparently using Cahill’s logic, it’s ok for him to double-dip but not Lantigua. Yet another Massachusetts Democrat not practicing what they preach!