Yes, we want someone who's independent, but that doesn't mean we suddenly want someone who shuns the state legislature - like Republicans for the past 16 years have done. That's what we rallied against. We neither want Deval to ignore the legislature nor the business community: his status as an "outsider" is true, because he was an outsider to the Massachusetts establishment, not because he wasn't in contact with businesses (in fact, he came from the business community!). In four years, he won't be an "outsider," but that has nothing to do with whether or not he'll be elected or successful. Whether or not he remains independent (and I suspect he will!) will likely determine his success and mass popularity.
Deval's going to have to deal with these kinds of stories for the next four years. Heck, even I poked him yesterday over his 1.6 million dollar inaugural