Patrick’s Frequent Absences Draw Globe’s Attention

Better late than never, I suppose.

The Boston Globe devotes a fair amount of ink to criticism of our wandering governor today.  In addition to a news article, Joan Vennochi and Glen Johnson weigh in with an opinion and an analysis piece, respectively. That Deval Patrick is off campaigning for Barack Obama while two big scandals (the drug lab and the meningitis outbreak) are still unfolding in the state is hard to ignore.  

As Vennochi points out, Patrick’s absence is particularly glaring because while he travels the country for Obama, he frequently criticizes his predecessor, Mitt Romney, as an absent governor.  

Let’s hope the Globe keeps these episodes in mind should Patrick seek higher office.

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