Galvin’s comment to Dan Rivera that “I made you mayor” strikes the ear as REALLY weird. Galvin didn’t do a single thing to help Rivera get elected, other than sending staff to keep the election fair. Why would he feel he is owed something for that? Now, I admit I’m biased because I don’t like him or Rivera. But to my mind, that sounds like a Freudian slip. Like the observers weren’t there to make it fair after all. Maybe it is, or maybe Galvin’s just clumsy wth words. But it’s enough that I would investigate if I were in Maura Healey’s shoes.
Galvin owes the public an explanation of what he meant. If one isn’t forthcoming, it’s only fair to assume he meant the worst.