Yesterday’s vote by the UMass trustees supporting the university’s president in his battle with Gov. Mitt Romney and the state’s highest ranking law enforcement official is far from over, given the escalating campaign by Massachusetts’ two leading newspapers to oust him.

Today’s devastating column by Howie Carr of the Boston Herald is a warm up of what’s coming from the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe whose lead editorial this morning—BULGER’S SELFISH STAND—said that “by retaining Bulger (the trustees) perpetuate a controversy that distracts and diminishes the preeminent public institution of higher education in Massachusetts.”

Carr, a long time adversary of Bulger, said it all with the opening paragraph, brief as it was, of his very tough column: “THE FIX WAS IN.”