Friday, March 18, 2011

Sweeping It Under the Rug

In case you missed it, at a press conference in the State House today, Governor Patrick felt that his vacation in Israel and the United Kingdom for the past 10 days was “successful and demanding.”

Choosing to focus on the so-called positive news and events of the past ten days, Gov. Patrick told reporters that “he and his team had ‘built relationships’ that will net future growth in the weeks and months to come.”

Excuse us if we don’t buy into the line that the Governor is feeding us this time. Saying that announcements regarding his trip abroad would be forthcoming seems to be the way that the Patrick Administration sweeps something under the rug until news that they “can run with” comes to light.

Instead of giving the residents of the Commonwealth a false sense of hope, the Governor needs to work on addressing the fact that yet again jobs are leaving the Commonwealth, as well as the fact that he was apparently the last to know about a major public safety issue. Cut to the chase Governor, it’s the least you could do.