Former Massachuusetts Treasurer Honored with a Boston park named after him!

October 22, 2008

There was a ceremony in Boston yesterday to honor former Massachusetts Treasurer Robert Q. Crane by naming a public park for him.

Honoring a former state treasurer who was a most likeable person does not cover up for the absolute poor performance of pension liabilities, investments, and handling of public funds during his tenure. Doesn't double dipping, spoils, and patronage also apply? His dynamic personality could have done so much good and made our state a better place and the pension and management of funds a role model. Instead, his legacy is one of self interest and misses the mark what public service for others should be.