One of my favorite books is JFK’s Profiles in Courage. Profiles in Courage it is a book about individual acts of political courage. All of the individuals in the book made difficult decisions during difficult times often knowing that their political futures were being compromised. That being said, if I were Governor for a day (God help us!) I would ask all public employee unions in Massachusetts to level fund fy 2010 contracts at fy 2009 levels. My request would include all local and state municipal employees, including those that work at the MBTA and other quasi public entities. Difficult times require difficult choices.