In that instant, it was over. Silber, who before his explosion lead by a large margin, lost to Bill Weld, whom the Phoenix had endorsed.
In the years that followed, I mused about what it might have been if the governorship had been appointed. Silber would certainly have pissed off the legislature, his cabinet, and much of the electorate. But could Silber replicate on Beacon Hill the great things he achieved from his virtually anointed position as BU's monarch? Impossible to say. But there is no doubt that BU and Boston are better for Silber's efforts — and so am I and my son.
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