'A very short phone conversation,' Part II
Deval could have avoided all of this
if he had just followed his own memo's advice
He's obviously employing the learning-curve
defense. Which is OK. Assuming he truly learns. ... What's this about 'keep making these stupid mistakes'? Mistakes? Plural? You mean there's a 'pattern' here that might include the 'media-manufactured' CaddyDrape-gate? ... I got a few emails yesterday asking why I would 'downplay,' as one person put it, Deval's latest, ah, problem (see post below). I don't think I downplayed it per se. I view l'affair Ameriquest as quite serious, more serious than the other combined 'mistakes' that help form a pattern. But all the mistakes were made at roughly the same time, so it's reasonable to hope -- as in 'hopefully' (see below) -- that he's learned a lesson. ...Update
How much more of this will we see? On one hand, I like it; it means he's squandering his political capital instead of using it for programs I'm sure to oppose. On the other hand, if we're going to have a governor like that, let's have a governor, not another empty suit.