. We now live in an absolute one-party state from top to bottom.
I hope Devone
is right -- that Deval stands up to the Progressive Hack Alliance and leads from the center like his former boss, Bill Clinton. But he's going to face enormous pressure to hire a combination of liberals and hacks
who have their own ideas about where to take government. I only ask one thing: Go easy on hiring lawmakers and ex-lawmakers, Deval. They tend to make bad managers. They just do. Paul Cellucci and Jane Swift jump to mind -- and let us not forget old Matt of Big Dig infamy. Bottom line: Deval was elected governor, not the Legislature. We'll see. ... Joan
asks some good questions about where we're headed. Howie
thinks he knows where we're headed. Same with Carpundit
. I fear they're right. Maybe not at the start. But down the road. At the least the P-H types will just wear Deval down. ... Shelly
is delivering a beating to Mitt, who, strangely, introduced Kerry last night. Did I miss something or did I really see Healey walk past Mitt without acknowledging him before her concession speech? And what's up with Mitt introducing her? I sense something. U.S. Senate? Cabinet post? Mitt was trying to salvage her for something. ... Well, at least we got rid of one-party government at the federal level. ...Update
-- As usual, John
nicely sums up sentiments: "I look at it like the beginning of a Red Sox season: plenty of potential, either way. And there's always hope and excitement in the Spring." ... It's the August collapse I'm worried about. But I'm a pessimistic fan by nature.