Charlie Baker had a rough night last night. He was giving a speech at an event billed as “the 10th Annual Boston Spirit LGBT Executive Networking Night,” and he found himself unprepared for, and unable to handle, the attendees’ displeasure with his unwillingness to commit to, well, much of anything with respect to the transgender rights bill now under consideration in the legislature. Here’s how his speech ended.
Since his disastrous 2010 campaign for governor, Baker has generally done a good job of hiding the fact that he can be a pretty short-tempered guy who doesn’t handle criticism particularly well. That public façade started to crack for real last night (here’s another, milder example of cracks starting to show). Should be interesting to see where he goes from here.