Saturday, January 06, 2007

Our New Governor Deval Patrick

Besides being heartened by Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the new Democratic Congress, I am heartened here at home as well. Deval Patrick, a warm, intelligent, sincere man who is also African-American was just installed as the first African-American governor of Massachusetts. I have great hopes for him, and I hope he can keep his ideals once he is confronted with the realities of governing our state. Our old governor, Mitt Romney, is gone, thank goodness, onto his conservative Republican presidential campaign. This is a man who brought abstinence-based sex education BACK to our public schools. This is a man whose views on abortion and stem cell research changed from a liberal to a more conservative position over time. Romney is headed back into the dark ages, and he was trying to bring us along with him… Hopefully Patrick will be able to bring us back into the new millennium.

1 comment:

Writing pal in Newton said...

You go girl!! I never met a blogger that I knew in person. It's very exciting.

I love Deval but it all seems too good. He's my dream Govenor, going to Children's Hospital to meet with families before his inaguration so he could get "grounded" or maybe stay humble. He is amazing. I just hope the politics of Beacon HIll will not destroy his idealism or stop him cold in his tracks.