Perhaps expecting Deval Patrick to act like a leader is a bit of a stretch. Perhaps expecting a Tom Mennino like push on labor for economic concessions is to much to ask for, particularly when there are folks like Senator Walsh that are in need of better employ. A true leader would ask all public employee unions across the Commonwealth to give someting back to their employing municipality during this time of fiscal uncertainty. Isn’t that what Tom Mennino did? Instead we get an ethically challenged “change agent” that talks about ethics reform at a time when he is handing out $44,000 raises to unqualified State Senators.
Be a leader Deval. Ask all unions across the entire Commonwealth for that concession and rescind the offer of a do nothing job to Ms. Walsh.