Thursday, March 15, 2007 evaluates Gov. Deval Patrick...

Too bad I don't live in Massachusettes otherwise I wouldn't have to rely on 13th Floor blog on According to their blog though the second popularly elected black governor in the US (the first being Douglas Wilder in Virginia) is not doing very well there. I'll let them tell you why...
Massachusetts' Deval Patrick (Dem): When Patrick pleaded, "Don't give up on me," a few days ago, my immediate reaction was to remember Bill Clinton's 1995 statement, "The president is still relevant here." If you need to say it, that's a very bad sign. Clinton's party, however, had just suffered a catastrophic electoral defeat, whereas Patrick won 56% of the vote only four months ago. What went wrong? Patrick can blame a variety of perk-related controversies, from upgrading to a more expensive state car and fancier drapes for the governor's office, to use of a police helicopter, to splurging on a $72,000-a-year appointments secretary for his wife. The governor is also under scrutiny for making a phone call to assist former business associates.
They're assessing all the new governors. Gov. Patrick was in part two of that series. They already did part one and part three should be available tomorrow.

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