Brian McGrory begins today’s column reporting in Gov. Patrick’s fine work addressing the awful raid in New Bedford. Instead of continuing to focus on the raid, after a few short paragraphs, McGrory launches into this screed
“Where has this governor been? I’ll tell you where. He’s been planning the most lavish inauguration in state history. He’s been shopping for damask drapes. He’s been leasing a Cadillac, hiring a taxpayer-funded aide for his wife, making calls on behalf of a sleazy mortgage company that regularly forecloses on predatory loans.
First the factual mistakes. It has been repeatedly reported, without any challenge I am aware of, that the staffer assisting Mrs. Patrick has other responsibilities, but we do not want uncomfortable facts to interfere with Mcrory’s need for nasty sound bites. Next “calls on behalf of a sleazy mortgage company?” I am aware of one, very inappropriate, call to Robert Rubin. How did that get mutiplied into a telephone campaign?
Referring to an administration only two months old, McGrory goes on:
” Every now and again, when he butts heads with Homeland Security … or strongarms local health insurance executives to reduce rates, you realize why it is the people elected him.”
“Every now and again”? Instead of an accurate, there has been a mixed bag of achievements and mistakes (the budget is not even mentioned by McGrory), all positive actions are minimized. Come on Brian, have the integrity to admit you do not like the guy and that that will be your perspective for the next four years.
Recently, appearing on the Eagan-Braude show, McGrory said people would never forget about the Cadillac story. Someone e-mailed the show saying that McGrory, having this issue in his Rottweiller like jaws, would make sure that no one forgets. Today’s column shows the truth of that comment. McGrory calls Patrick “his own worst enemy”. Not while you’re breathing buddy. For your next column on dangerous arrogance, try interviewing the guy in your shaving mirror.