Monday, October 15, 2012

Boston Globe: “This isn’t about giving speeches or going on ‘Meet the Press.’ It’s about governing.”

In case you missed it this weekend, the Boston Globe released a series of articles critiquing Governor Patrick’s travels on behalf of President Obama while failing to adequately answer to the troubling developments occurring throughout the Commonwealth over the past few months.

With more than 34,000 convicted drug offenders scheduled to be released from jail in an ever-widening state drug lab crisis, a Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company being linked to 15 deaths nationwide as part of a deadly meningitis outbreak and the state’s unemployment rate at an unacceptable 6.3%, Governor Patrick is gallivanting around the country promoting his own national political agenda and that of his friend President Barack Obama.

Furthermore, it seems as though Governor Patrick is talking out of both sides of his mouth when referencing his predecessor, Governor Mitt Romney. While at a campaign rally in Charlotte, Governor Patrick criticized Romney saying that he was “more interested in having a job than doing it.” The hypocrisy of the Governor’s statement is comical as he should be focused on what’s now for the Commonwealth, not what’s next for himself.

To read the articles in their entirety, see below.

Governor Patrick Boston Globe