'Spotlight was on state legislators'
Deval's attempt to take control of independent authorities
appears consistent and principled to me. To his credit, he backed Mitt when lawmakers tried to pull a fast one by blocking Mitt's ability to appoint a majority on the Turnpike board. Hope he presses hard even if it's probably a futile cause. ... But, c'mon, Deval. Ratchet up the rhetoric a bit. Eliot Spitzer is openly talking about 'patronage dumping grounds'
and 'entrenched interests'
as he pushes forward with his Teddy Roosevelt-like clean-up campaign. Granted, New York has been rocked lately by huge scandals, giving Spitzer valuable momentum. Maybe Massachusetts needs a few more of these
to get people riled up for major change. But just a little speaking truth to power, Deval? Just a little? ...Update
- 01.7.07-- A good overview
of the power struggle/harmony/whatever at the Statehouse, as a former Statehouse power prepares for his third act in life.