Bosley said he was loyal to DiMasi. He said he remained neutral in the speaker's contest until the retirement of DiMasi, who stepped down this week amidst the investigation for ethical problems.I've personally heard Dan's interpretation of DiMasi's plight and I have no problem with him sticking with his trusted colleague and friend until the end. Politics being what it is, seeing someone pass on the chance to twist the knife is a rare demonstration of character.
On Monday, Bosley committed to DeLeo, but DeLeo had already secured enough votes to become speaker.
Bosley, who has been a leader in blocking casinos for the past 15 years on Beacon Hill, said he would play any role for DeLeo that the new speaker decides. He said he has no expectations.