And I mean this question to be an honest one. I think it’s important to view the media with a critical eye and this is an extremely close call. If the fundraising isn’t news, then the only thing news-worthy about the fundraising becomes the question of whether the governor is a hypocrite. And that seems to me to be a matter of perspective and opinion.
To spend a brief moment substantively defending the Governor, did anyone really think that money would be entirely removed from politics? Did any one of Patrick’s supporters really wish and hope he wouldn’t raise any money from perfectly ethical, albeit corporate, sources?
If Philips thinks that corporate fundraising puts Patrick in an ethical bind, he ought to speak to the editor of the opinion section.