Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Boston Globe: “Patrick finds time to finish memoir”

In case you missed it among the headlines about a looming budget deficit and continuing coverage on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, there was one glaring headline in today’s Boston Globe, Patrick finds time to finish memoir.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts grapples with a multi-billion dollar structural deficit and a nine percent unemployment rate, Governor Patrick has managed to find free time to finish his book. To top that off, according to the Globe, Governor Patrick “would probably embark on a book tour to promote what Random House hopes will be a bestseller. The governor said in his original book proposal that he would be “delighted to participate in a vigorous media campaign’’ and travel across the nation for book signings.”

Do you think his side kick Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray will take exception with this? Isn’t the role of Governor a full time job? Will Lieutenant Governor Murray ask Governor Patrick to give up the book or step down as governor?