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.