I read this story yesterday and thought it was interesting, but one that left me with a few questions.
1. Why didn’t the Globe write that the RMV is run by… a former legislator. Rachel Kaprielian is a former state rep from Watertown who nows serves as the Registrar. This would be an interesting fact in a story about the legislature taking on the RMV. Did they serve together? Were they allies? Does it matter? Shoddy reporting or just not an interesting story line?
2. Rep Keenan is fighting for one of his constituents. He is trying to write/amend a law to help one member of his district. Is this overzealous representation or his job as the legislator from Salem, MA? Is he doing his job or not?
3. Why does the RMV care? Can’t we make some special plate category that considers historical, cultural and/or family significance? Is it to parochial a practice and if so, isn’t this exactly why many of us love the commonwealth of MA so much?