1. Governor Deval Patrick takes your questions
Deval Patrick takes your questions on 96.9 FM Talks today at 9 AM you may call in at 617-822-1969. You can see a list of 8 questions you should ask him here.
Of course if you were signed up to receive emails from Red Mass Group you would have been emailed these questions last night. So you know sign up already:
2. Boston Globe laments dearth of GOP candidates
In their biennial piece the Boston Globe ran a story on the dearth of GOP candidates this fall. My quotes didn’t make it into the story, so I’ll share them here. I think it is smart that we are selectively targeting about 30% of the Democratic incumbents. This is a presidential year and we need to target our resources wisely. I believe that we will pick up a handful of seats this year and keep most of our gains in 2010. If we don’t challenge a majority of the incumbents in 2014, then I will be upset.
3. Who is running against Bill Galvin?
Who will step up to the plate and run against William F. Galvin. As secretary of state, he is the keeper of the public’s records, and he keeps them just as secret as the rest of the Beacon Hill elite. Yesterday he declined the Boston Herald’s request for information about who is parking in the people’s garages.
Secretary of State William Galvin – a former 16-year lawmaker – backed the governor and rejected the Herald’s appeal yesterday for State House parking logs that could show when top state officials are at work and whether they’re honestly collecting their taxpayer-funded travel reimbursements.
They don’t call him the Dark Lord for nothing. It’s cause he keeps the people in the dark. Fire up the campaign, I’m ready to get on board.
4. Mike Huckabee declares August 1, 2012 National Chick-fil-a appreciation day
If one Chick-fil-a appreciation day a year isn’t enough for you, Mike Huckabee gets in the act. You can join his movement to let Mayor Menino know your opinion.
5. Crony Capitalist Clean Energy Center charged with cronyism in hire
The Boston Herald is reporting that the new director of Deval Patrick’s clean energy center is related to Suzanne Bump. It’s kind of fitting that the agency charged with enacting Deval Patrick’s crony capitalist agenda used cronyism in hiring. Isn’t it?