You know I love all Democratic elected officials don't you? I am perplexed when people ask me about the Governor "fighting with the legislature." I don't get it. The Governor is fighting FOR his values and priorities - period. Working together last session, the Governor and legislators delivered the most successful legislative results in thirty years. That included the job-creating life sciences and clean energy packages - and more. The Governor has good reason to work with the legislators on shared agendas and he's proven he knows how to do it. When there are differences on how to achieve goals, I know the Governor will be fighting for his priorities. That's why I voted for him.It's important to take note of this because, while there are scuffles and obvious differences/priorities between the branches, I guarantee you the average state legislator likes the Gov a great deal and vis versa. Often times squabbles are blown out of proportion -- it doesn't mean that they don't exist, but they're usually localized to the specific issues. Right now, Patrick and DeLeo have a disagreement. Let's hope that, like DiMasi learned, DeLeo can eventually start to try to meet the Governor half way. When that happened, state government was at its best.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
John Walsh Has a Message For You
From his daily update: