AP unearths damaging Baker “Big Dig” memo

The Associated Press has come into possession (in the person of former Lowell Sun reporter Glen Johnson according to Blue Mass Group) of a memo written while Baker was the state’s Secretary of Administration and Finance that documented for his then boss, Governor Paul Cellucci, the runaway spending of the Big Dig, the enormous deficits it was causing and the extreme cuts to future road and bridge projects that would be needed to pay for it (although Baker urged Cellucci to not announce the cuts until after he was safely re-elected).

In Glen Johnson’s analysis, this memo corroborates the charges of fiscal recklessness that Governor Patrick has been hurling at Baker in this campaign while at the same time raising doubts about the validity of Baker’s denials of these charges.