It's odd that the guy who used his “machine” to support Hillary Clinton in the primaries would decide to head to Washington with his hand out. But it seems he's doing it as part of a group effort by America's mayors to shake down the feds.
Dot Joyce called the Hub’s catalog of projects, their cost and estimated job-creation a “laundry list” of initiatives that met the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ criteria.
Can't blame a guy for trying.
But it will be really interesting to see what Gov. Deval Patrick can get out of Obama. Since Patrick was a supporter of the now president-elect before it was cool, he's got some favors to be called in.
“Come on, friend. I put my neck out there for you. I even didn't get upset when you cribbed lines from my speeches. The least you can do is give me the money to fix up the Nantasket Beach seawall.”
In these tough times, we can leave no couch cushion unturned for a little extra revenue. Even if the owner of said couch is hurting for cash too.