Deval Patrick has consistently said that he doesn’t want a job other than the one he has in the public sector. There has been rampant speculation, however, that Patrick was on the shortlist for Attorney General of the United States. The speculation may go into overdrive with today’s news that Eric Holder has agreed to stay on as Attorney General for a bout a year.
Holder staying on a year seems to means, that if Patrick is in fact Obama’s pick, he only needs to forego one year of his governorship. He would also be resigning just in time to give Tim Murray the ability to be Governor going into the 2014 elections.
It makes a lot of sense and is worth watching.