The past few weeks have seen a manipulation of the process, and a subversion of the rule of law. This entire aberration was designed and orchestrated by Harry Reid, the White House, and the DC power brokers in order to serve the political interests of one party. Just today we have seen that this retroactive change to the law in the midst of a Senate vacancy was an emergency law that needed to take effect immediately despite the Legislature’s vote to the contrary.
After an exhaustive and extensive search, Governor Patrick proved he can move quickly...when told to by Washington. Ultimately, Governor Patrick ceded his authority to pick an interim senator to the DC establishment and the preferred choice of the Kennedy family. All this leaves us asking whether changing this law was ever about the best interests of the Commonwealth and its citizens, or just simply about the future political prospects of the Governor.