Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Let's Leave Diane Patrick Alone, Please

I have no complaints with the story in the Globe today about Governor Patrick's visit to Fall River and how it related to his decision to scale back his weekend and evening hours. Everything in it seemed fair, articulate and without any of the loaded words I can't stand (albeit, asking if he'd resign was going a bit far - no, he won't). However, the media has reached an impasse on the "story." Deval Patrick wanted to be frank with the public - but that doesn't mean he wants to spill every little detail about his wife's condition. It's something personal and the media should have that respect, especially now that everyone knows all the key information. Maybe when the First Lady is feeling better, she'll be willing to discuss more about the situation as a means to relate the dangers of depression and exhaustion (because far too many people refuse to get treated for it), but until then let's leave her alone. She has enough on her plate, just getting better.

5 comments:

joe said...

I know how she feels. This winter I thought I developed seasonal depression and exhaustion, but it turned out I had mono.

Ryan -- If you send her a get well soon card, be sure to sign my name on it too!

Ryan Adams said...

You know, that's a good idea. I should fidn out if there's an PO Box for the Governor.

Peter Porcupine said...

Office of the Governor
Room 360
State House
Boston, MA 02133

(The building has its own zip code, so there is no street number - drives UPS people nuts until you tell them to enter the zip code, and then tehy say - Oh.).

Ryan Adams said...

Cool, thanks.

Anonymous said...

The State House probably does have a Post Office assigned street address, but, like a number of buildings, its address is known by the name of the building.

One International Place

Two International Place

There are many others.

--raj

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