I am shocked that after the latest failure of management under Republican Charlie Baker, involving the RMV, that no one on Blue Mass Group is talking about it.
The same pattern was there for other executive branch failures involving the MBTA and the State Police (and I seem to remember one more, but my memory isn’t catching it).
If Democrats want to take back the corner office, they must treat Charlie Baker the way the GOP treated Deval Patrick. Given that most of Patrick’s “scandals” were bogus, failure to hold Baker accountable for these failures is even worse.
Charlie Baker won the governorship by claiming to be a master administrator. He took every opportunity to criticize administrative shortcomings under Deval Patrick – for example, criticizing the technical problems with the Massachusetts Health Connector website, or the mismanagement at the DCF.
I know that no one can be the perfect executive, but that’s not what Charlie told us. That’s why he needs to pay a political price here, because that was the checking account he used to win election and re-election.