By George DeLuca
August 28, 2017
A local political analyst continues to press the discussion about where Lowell High School should be located. But how do you interpret an argument that begins with the phrase, “I don’t have a dog in the fight, BUT … “?
Is Dracut resident and 980WCAP radio celebrity Warren Shaw expressing his own opinion or using his radio pulpit to help advance the agenda of a secret party or parties?
Shaw is yet another outspoken advocate for keeping Lowell High School in its current location.
As a guest on Shaw’s Saturday Morning Show, Lowell City Councilor Rita Mercier said the City Council has performed its due diligence and has meticulously followed the formal process required by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). As a result, the council has executed a legal vote on the issue and has decided to move Lowell High School to the Cawley Stadium site. Mercier objects to current efforts to change the ruling.
Mercier challenged Shaw on his contention that he doesn’t “have a dog in the fight,” by reminding him of his past statement, “When all is said and done, the high school will remain downtown.”
Shaw immediately admitted that he was merely parroting the position of an undisclosed party, but refused to provide the identity of the subject on the radio.
Shaw may not have a dog in the fight, but could he BE a dog in the fight? And if so … whose dog?