Eric Holder hints at exit, Deval Patrick eyed as new AG
Gov. Deval Patrick’s name is being bandied about Washington, D.C., as a potential replacement to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder now that his close friend, President Obama, has won re-election.Okay, maybe Obama's second term won't be so bad after all if they're talking about lightweights like Cadillac Deval. This is a guy who - with a supermajority in both the MA House and Senate - could only get a tax increase passed in his six years in office. He wasn't able to get casinos in MA, despite pushing them as the solution to MA's money woes. He wasn't able to keep businesses in MA, nor even population, as we lost people and resultant clout during Deval's tenure.
Patrick has repeatedly said he would serve out his term as Massachusetts’ chief executive. But that has not stopped speculation he might be lured to join his friend’s Cabinet, particularly in light of Patrick’s close personal relationship with the president and his prominent place in Obama’s re-election effort.
This is the face of Obama's second term? Clueless Deval? A man so tone deaf he makes Obama look engaging - well, that part actually makes sense. I can see why Obama identifies with Patrick, though: Obama's got Plugs; Patrick's got Tim "I fell asleep!" Murray. I like how Deval Patrick, the guy in charge while the MA State Crime Lab was employing frauds and MA drug companies were pumping out tainted products, is going to be overseeing laws for the entire nation. He couldn't successfully run Massachusetts; now we're going to put him in charge of the US?
We'll have to change the state's name to Machusetts - because the @$$ will have gone to DC...
That is all.