Governor Deval Patrick: stone cold sober as a matter of fact
So maybe it's just my weekly fascination with drunk drivers, but I have to wonder how Governor Deval Patrick got home to his giganormous retreat in the Berkshires after he "... got quite drunk, by myself" in a West Stockbridge restaurant that is at least 3.5 miles from Richmond.
Walk-- or stagger -- back perhaps? Called a taxi? Or a State Police helicopter?
Maybe -- just maybe -- the reporter could have asked? Oh never mind, the "interview" took place at a Cambridge marketing firm.
Used to be a tabloid like the Boston Herald would run stories about the rich and powerful getting drunk and acting badly, then denying it. Only to have a reporter interview a waitress to verify the drunken tomfoolery.
Now we have the exact opposite. Oh how far the investigative watchdogs have fallen.
UPDATE 4:15 p.m.
Well that didn't take long. The Governor's press person issued a statement, sort of (while here in Amherst, no less). According to the venerable AP:
A spokeswoman for the governor, Heather Johnson, said Thursday that Patrick was driven home that evening by his state police driver. She said the governor is always accompanied by a trooper when he goes out, but wasn't sure if the driver was elsewhere in the restaurant or waited outside.
"I'm a human being. Sometimes they do things," Patrick said Thursday while at UMass Amherst to announce a life sciences grant.