I really don’t get this at all: Tom Birmingham, of all people, wonders if Patrick is squishy on MCAS?
“This was a policy discussion,” he said of the breakfast, held at the Omni Parker House Hotel. “Four days before the election, or wherever we are, I’m not going to throw a stink bomb. I just said I don’t understand precisely what his position is on MCAS as a graduation requirement.”
Birmingham said he wasn’t accusing Patrick of having a secret plan to dump MCAS “or anything of that sort; I just don’t know.”
What the hell is Birmingham thinking?
In an e-mailed statement after Birmingham’s remarks, Patrick spokeswoman Libby DeVecchi said the campaign has reached out to Birmingham and let him know Patrick strongly supports MCAS as a graduation requirement.”
“Deval Patrick has been clear in his support of MCAS as a graduation requirement,” she wrote. “He has also been sincere about the fact that improving our public education system will be one of his top priorities.”
Seriously, what’s unclear about Patrick’s position? What am I missing? Anyone want to let us in on the secret?