When Deval Patrick was elected as Massachusetts’ first Democratic governor in 16 years, I thought the Boston Globe would be ecstatic. They’d been hammering on the Republicans all that time, endorsing loser after loser after loser for the corner office. But last November, their guy finally won.
But it seems that they’re having a bit of “buyer’s remorse” now, as their hero has feet of lead — and he keeps insisting on jumping off the pier of Boston Harbor to walk on water.
I don’t know if Massachusetts has a recall law allowing voters to remove a sitting governor, but I seriously doubt it. They’ve spent literally decades doing all they can to eliminate, limit, curtail, or out-and-out the rights of the voters to affect public policy; I can’t imagine they’d let one of those stand.