Mr. Kix reports that “the three biggest public-corruption cases of the past three years—the only three that anyone remembers—saw her sitting on the sidelines.”

The author notes that indictments of former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi, state Senator Dianne Wilkerson and Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner were all brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, not Ms. Coakley. The feds charged Mr. DiMasi with allegedly taking payments for advancing state software contracts, and made a bribery case against the others.

Writes Mr. Kix, “The FBI had video proof of Wilkerson stuffing bribe money into her bra. Coakley did nothing. The [Boston] Globe and Secretary of State William Galvin hammered DiMasi and his (allegedly) shady friends for 14 months. And the best Coakley could do was indict DiMasi’s golfing buddy Richard Vitale? On misdemeanor charges?”