BOSTON AREA MEDIA CRITIC AND FELLOW NORTHEASTERN PROFESSOR DAN KENNEDY WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT FORMER GOVERNOR AND COLLEAGUE MICHAEL DUKAKIS WAS NOT APPOINTED INTERIM UNITED STATES SENATOR IN MASSACHUSETTS.....TO ASSIST IN HIS MOURNING THE FOLLOWING THOUGHT OCCURRED AND I SENT THE FOLLOWING TO HIS BLOG TO CHEER HIM DURINGN THE PERIOD OF OUR MOURNING.(Anyone wanting to donate, please send your donations to the beleagured taxpayers of Massachusetts made out to the Big Dig Disaster Fund.)
DESPITE YOUR AND MY ENDORSEMENT GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK HAS FAILED BY NOT NAMING FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR FOR THE INTERIM VACANT MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES SENATE SEAT. THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR BOTH OF US THAT APPEAR TO HAVE DIFFERENT AGENDAS. MINE IS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERSIGHT IN GOVERNMENT AND YOUR MOTIVATION? HOWEVER, WE SHOULD UNITE AND LAUNCH A MASSIVE CAMPAIGN TO ELECT MICHAEL DUKAKIS AS A WRITE IN CANDIDATE.
Dukakis was the architect of the Big Dig with Fred Salvucci and Bectel which is the world most expensive deteriorating construction project riddled with waste, fraud, and abuse. No bid cost plus construction awards with conserted little or no oversight by design. The project went from $2.3 Billion to $24+ Billion. A true international monument AIG, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and Wall Street Bankers who profited must be proud!
Michael Dukakis was the architect of destruction of the State Human Services delivery system that has made life worse for the mentally challenged, Developmentally Disabled, and those in need of public health and nursing services.Dukakis actions was a birth of a system of little accountability and oversight allowing vendors, providers,consultants to be allowed high executive salaries and those served and taxpayers to be exploited
I would suggest the first order of business when Dukakis takes office is an appearence before several Congressional Investigative Committees and testify about his meritorius terms as Govenror of a state and contributions to inefficiency,waste, and mismanagement in state government operations. He is our national and international model that all Special Interests should envy.