Andrea Cabral's calendar full of long gaps, short days
Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral’s written work schedule is far lighter than other top Patrick cabinet appointees, showing days with only a meeting or two, long daily gaps, weeks totaling less than 25 scheduled hours and light Fridays, according to documents obtained by the Herald.
Cabral — who kept a low profile in the days following the Boston Marathon bombings — stood out in a Herald review of the calendars of Gov. Deval Patrick’s four new Cabinet secretaries. Highlights include:Just go read the grueling schedule. While Cabral wouldn't talk to reporters, a spokesman defended the light calendar, claiming that it was not representative of Cabral's actual time. Right. I'll bet NEXT year's calendar will be chock-full of appointments - whether they're kept or not (or attended by lower-level staffers) will be a different story, of course.
If it seems like we've heard this story before, well, it's because we have. Not just for Cabral; there are legions of stories about MA political hacks with notoriously light schedules. I'd wager it's not unique to Massachusetts, either; it just seems most egregious here. I've covered this before: padding of pensions with no-show jobs, politicians showing up for only a tiny fraction of the day (or not at all). It's an appointed position, so how much - or how little - they work is important only to the person who "hired" them.
Whether they actually DO anything other than pay back the hacks they covered up for remains to be seen...
That is all.