Not a bad gig if you can get it
Congratulations to William ‘Mo’ Cowan for getting appointed
interim U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Besides apparently being well regarded by both Gov. Romney and Gov. Patrick, he’s A.) Talented. B.) African-American.
B.) From out of state. D.) Not your typical born-and-bred Mass pol hack.*
From a purely competitive standpoint, the state economically
needs more diversity and more out-of-state people from all backgrounds remaining
here after college. Mo is a classic example of – not to mention a walking
advertisement for -- what the state needs moving forward. And, well, to be able
to be call yourself “Senator” for the rest of your life, I’m sure Mo is already
getting a tongue-in-cheek hoot out of it. … Myself, Hub Blog briefly fantasized
asking Gov. Patrick for the appointment, with a future memoir already in mind,
“I, Senator.” Magnanimously, I decided not to follow through on the idea.
* Though he seems to be a quick learner.
- Surprisingly mixed reactions
over at BMG. I see the negative aspects of this appointment. There would be negative aspects to any appointment. (Think: Barney Frank, interim U.S. senator.) But, c'mon, it's a temporary post. And who cares about the possible reactions of the anti-affirmative-action crowd? The positives outweigh the negatives.