A good Scot column
on Deval's first 100 days. ... I also harped on the Spitzer angle here
in January. The contrast between the two is sadly obvious. Still, I'd give Deval a B- for the first 100 days. The lack of truly bold reforms/surprises disappoints. The other (fill in the blank)-gate misteps also hurt him. But I was impressed by the way he's admitted mistakes and, recently, taken action to correct them. He'll be stronger for it all. ... FYI: I too am puzzled why Deval doesn't run with this ball
. Heck, it's fundamentally Deval's idea. I second the motion: 'Take the deal, Governor.' And I'd add: Don't forget to take credit. ...