Gotta love Representative Mike Moran’s comments at a recent House budget hearing. First he took on Governor Patrick’s proposal to privatize DCR’s hockey and skating rinks. Hard to believe Gov. Patrick is picking up that doomed effort from the Romney administration – has the Governor learned nothing from the past?
Rep. Moran then took on Harvard’s free use of DCR parkland for tailgating during football games. Why doesn’t DCR keep the rinks available for the public and charge Harvard for its use of our parkland? Why does Harvard get such a good deal while the rest of us could lose public skating rinks?
In one of the few (only?) memorable moments in a budget hearing, Rep. Moran observed, “I just don’t think we should be bending over for Harvard University. And if we are going to bend over for Harvard University, what are we getting for it?” Doesn’t that conjure up some interesting images – and, he’s asking the right questions. What are we getting for it?