He dug deep for both appointments and did what he had to do.
It’s called taking care of your own. And an African American in any position of power in 2013 should be trying to help their own.
If an Irish or Italian or even Asian appointed people with the same DNA to these positions there would be hell to pay. And rightfully so.
A hundred years ago it was totally appropriate and the “right thing to do”. Not now.
Sal DiMasi appointing all Italians to his leadership team was cool because of the institution and it’s history of being run by Irish guys and Republican Yankees before them.
But that’s the exception that proves the rule for white guys. And it would be crazy for a white governor to make these appointments. The Globe would love it and call him a hero when everyone else would call him a limo liberal. I would be very suspect.
But not when a black governor makes the appointment. To me he would be a dick if he didn’t.
Deval knows he’ll take heat for it. If it was easy everyone would do it. No siree. Deval did what a good non-wussy politician does.
Our society is inherently racist. Black guys get a raw deal.
People like Deval and Mo get it and the good politicians out there respect Deval for these choices. They understand the real meaning of the over-used term “giving back”.
To those liberal BMgers who have a problem with this appointment I suggest you talk to a seasoned Irish Catholic Boston politician. You know the type. The ones you guys label as racists because of what they look like and where they come from.
These people can explain why Deval is a good person for doing what he did.
The appointment isn’t about Mo. It’s about all African Americans.
Good luck Mo. Show the people in Washington and MA what you are made of.
BTW, I can see Mo walking away with Dem nomination for governor in two years.
In fact, that’s gotta be the game plan. And I like it.
Well played Deval, well played.