Keller @ Large: Ethics Law May Seem Unfair, But It’s Necessary

August 23, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Ethics Law May Seem Unfair, But It’s Necessary
" BOSTON (CBS) – The folks down the Cape who Senator Dan Wolf represents seem to like him well enough; they’ve elected him twice, the last time without an opponent.

And he seems to be exactly the type of person we want to see serving in public office, successful businessman, community activist and family man with a squeaky-clean record.

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So I’m sympathetic to Wolf’s anguish over having to relinquish his senate seat and probably end his run for governor because of an ethics commission ruling that he’ll have to give up his part-ownership of Cape Air in order to stay in elective politics, because he wields power over Logan Airport policies that affect his airline.

Wolf has a point when he suggests that the state law cited by the commission is a serious deterrent to businesspeople entering politics "

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