Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick may be moving to Wash.

His Massachusetts home is on the market.  His asking price is $1,500,000.


He tried twice to sell the house.

His original attempt to sell it in 2009

The Boston.com website, December 10, 2009.

He tried again in 2012

The West Roxbury Patch, December 18, 2012. Note: West Roxbury is part of the City of Boston.

Curbed, December 18, 2012.

I think he is preparing to accept a job working for the President.

During the recent election season, Governor Patrick made speeches for the President.  Many of those speeches also attacked Mitt Romney, who was himself the Massachusetts Governor once.

Some of those trips took him out of Massachusetts, and while he was out of this state (I live in Massachusetts), he was criticized for his absence and for his lack of attention to Massachusetts problems.  Here's a column in the online Boston Globe saying that very explicitly.


Governor Patrick, like a good Democrat, is working hard to stress our state budget by allowing illegal immigrants in-state tuition at state colleges.  That may be his biggest attraction to a stressful President.

2012 Links (all dated November 19th unless otherwise specified)

The Boston Globe, November 18

The Phoenix, AZ Fox affiliate

Go Local Worcester Note: Worcester is Massachusetts' 2nd largest city.)

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

The New York Times

I hope Governor Patrick leaves, so that the illegal immigrants in this state will either pay out-of-state rates or even better, just leave.

2018 update

The man who I call "The Devaluator" held an estate sale at his house in Milton, Massachusetts in 2016.  These are the first three paragraphs of a May 7, 2016 story on the website of the Boston affiliate of CBS News.
MILTON (CBS) – Residents bought expensive furniture, practical items and personal belongings of Deval Patrick during an estate sale at the former Massachusetts governor’s Milton home.

Nearly everything in the home was for sale, from antique furniture, expensive rugs and silverware to light bulbs, Christmas cards and stuffed animals.

Patrick’s personal items were for sale, including cassette tapes and graduation gowns from various commencement speeches the former governor gave.

These are the first five paragraphs of a December 5, 2018 Politico story.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is calling close allies and informing them he is not running for president in 2020, sources close to the governor tell POLITICO.

Patrick informed staff and advisers of his decision Tuesday, the sources say, with an announcement to come as soon as this week.

A close ally of former President Barack Obama, the Democrat rejoined the private sector at Bain Capital after serving two terms as Massachusetts' governor.  But he ramped up his political activity this fall in advance of a possible presidential bid, traveling to a handful of races across the country.

Close advisers to Patrick launched a new political action committee in August, the Reason to Believe PAC, aimed at "promoting Governor Patrick’s positive vision for Democrats to rally around in 2018."

Patrick, who was encouraged by members of Obama’s inner circle to run in 2020, met with the former president earlier this year as part of Obama's string of meetings with prospective candidates.
The Hill linked to the Politico story because they considered it to be credible.

A December 5, 2018 WBUR story includes a link to an audio file.  A person described as a politico anaylst offers his reasons why the ex-Massachusetts Governor decided to not become a 2020 presidential candidate.

Note: WBUR is the public radio station in the Boston area.

I posted this tweet on December 6, 2018.

I hope he has a quiet retirement.  I also hope he realizes that the Republican Party has better values than the Democrat Party,, including the right of every person to work hard in an effort to improve his family's living standards.

The above photo of The Devaluator's house was included in the May 2016 story on the website of the CBS affiliate in Boston.  This is what he gave up by making a lifelong commitment against capitalism.