The Boston Globe's editorial today is not without that dastardly, inconvenient, annoying, little word - hypocrisy.
According to the Globe, we don't have enough money to increase earmarks for states and towns. We don't have enough money to increase their local aid, at least beyond the amounts already accomplished this year. However, because Deval Patrick can't do it, he's criticized at the top of the piece.
It's time, says Beckwith, for Beacon Hill to prove itself a worthy partner in the effort to make Massachusetts a haven for current residents and a draw for
A predictable revenue-sharing partnership is a good long-term goal. But adding another earmark now, especially when faced with what could be a tight budget year, would be a misstep.
Ah, hypocrisy. It's almost as delicious as my sausage and garlic pizza pie from Santarpio's in East Boston last night. Almost. Maybe next time, when the Boston Globe writes about Deval Patrick's meeting with local leaders, they should just stick to the meat of their argument. Going off on tangents in their editorials doesn't improve their argument; it only calls their entire piece into question.