HYANNIS ? When Gov. Deval Patrick first came to Massachusetts to attend high school, he noticed that the way Yankees treat new neighbors is a little different from what he was accustomed to back in Illinois.
“In the Midwest, the old-timers make a big fuss and bring a pie,” he told a crowd of Cape tourism insiders at the Cape Codder Resort yesterday. “Here, the newcomer is expected to bring the pie.”
It is, said the governor, essential that the administration and tourism industry project and promote a welcoming attitude, to encourage both travelers and businesses to come to the state.
“A lot of us do have that (welcoming) attitude, but we need to push it forward and give it some sunshine,” he said.
You simply must check out some of the comments at the bottom of the story. Needless to say, the message is not being well-received in some parts. Hostile, us??! Why you dirty no-good @#%$$#%!!!
… I wish I’d known Pat was coming, because I’d had made him a pie. And thown it in his face. Preachy ####.
Uhh … long-term project, Governor. Long-term.
I can’t wait ’til he starts talking about our driving culture.