|3. Deval Patrick skips Jet Blue CEO meeting for Ballet
The Worcester business community has been trying to lure Jet Blue to the Worcester Airport. As part of that effort the CEO of Jet Blue met with city and state leaders recently. Except Deval Patrick, who chose the Ballet over Worcester County economic growth. Go Local Worcester has the story:
While JetBlue CEO David Barger was in Worcester discussing the possibility of bringing a commercial airline back to the Commonwealth's second largest city, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was 50 miles away touring the Boston Ballet.
Instead, Lt. Governor Tim Murray took the lead in Worcester as Barger met with state and local officials, along with representatives from Massport, about JetBlue potentially flying out of the now empty Worcester Regional Airport. With Murray in Worcester, Patrick chaired a meeting of the Governor's Council, usually Murray's responsibility, back at the state house at noon, before touring the ballet at 1 pm.
Patrick's Deputy Press Secretary Bonnie McGilpin says the choice was made because of Lt. Governor Murray's involvement in transportation issues, and his deep ties to the City of Worcester.
4. Margery Eagan says that without the right to murder children there is no freedom
What Todd Aiken said was ignorant and wrong, but that doesn't mean that what Margery Eagan, whom I respect immensely, just wrote in the Boston Herald isn't as idiotic. It's at the end of her column you can read here.
The problem is he supports a ticket that would turn the clock back to the 1950s on women's reproductive rights. And his win could tilt the majority in the Senate, now slimly held by Democrats, to increasingly troglodyte Republicans. That's a frightening thought for women who understand that without reproductive freedom, they have no freedom, period.
When did the right to murder another human being become a basic human right?
5. Hurricane forcast for start of RNC in Tampa
If you are going down to the RNC be safe. There is a Hurricane forecast to hit Florida at the start of the Convention. You can read about it here.