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Michael McLaughlin is just as terrible as you imagined: "The disgraced Chelsea public housing chief, 67, is a throwback to rogue politicians in the mold of the legendary James Michael Curley, who once served as Boston's mayor from a prison cell. For them, public service was often just a game of 'let's make a deal' in which the only limit was what they could get away with." [Globe]