Was anyone else taken by surprise by the fact that His Excellency delivered the annual State of the Commonwealth tonight? I got the first hint from the State House News Service feed via Facebook. Usually I get emails well in advance inviting me (and anyone else on the Governor’s political list) to come to the State House to watch it from the Great Hall. However, there is no obvious reference on the Deval Patrick site, the state party website, or the state government site. Actually, I just rechecked; if you look at the fine print in the news list on mass.gov there is one line saying he will give the speech tonight. I don’t recall regular local news mentioning it either. Here is a link to the Globe article tonight: http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/01/governor-patrick-makes-community-colleges-focus-his-sixth-state-the-commonwealth-speech/y5mjdg8fDCl5VKepKoiw2K/index.html?p1=News_links
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