The observations of a 50 something with lots of experience in politics, government, life and learning.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


I never thought we'd be looking at a Democratic Senate.

It's a great day for America.

I hope John Olver will start smiling.

I fear that the people for whom "it's never enough" will start carping before anyone in authority has time to accomplish anything. I hope I'm wrong.

The Deval Patrick organization has an opportunity to change the face of Masschusetts politics. That is not a pun -- it's a challenge. Let's see if we can live up to his ideals.

Confidential to T O'B: One of the benefits of losing an election is that one can say semi-publicly what others only say behind closed doors. Campaigns take the measure of a person. My life's work has been to assist those without a voice, those who were confused, frustrated, or simply in need of straight talk. I'll continue to be that person. I'll send you the book.


Rhea said...

I feel hopeful for the first time in years, with Deval and all the other Democratic victories!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, wonderful. Do you really think the Democrats and Deval Patrick will make Massachusetts better? We live in a one party system in America. The Democrats spend on welfare, the Republicans on warfare.

Neither are good choices. In the words of Henry David Thoreau "the government governs best which governs least."

Gloat all you want, but you are essentially gloating for more spending, more taxes, and more failed public policy. There is no such thing as a good government program. It is an oxymoron.