Patrick-Murray's Transition Web Site

One of the questions that’s always bothered me is why candidates who use the Internet to get elected seem to use the Internet much less effectively as they are governing. Deval Patrick, governor-elect in Massachusetts, and Tim Murray, the lieutenant governor-elect, are off to the right start in this regard. They’ve established a transition web site to collect ideas (and CVs) from those interested in participating in a new state administration. Here’s hoping this trend continues.

6 thoughts on “Patrick-Murray's Transition Web Site

  1. […] November 30th, 2006 Following on the  elections, I’ve collected some more examples of public officials who blog—and some who don’t.   Example 1: Massachusetts   John Palfrey (”One of the questions that’s always bothered me is why candidates who use the Internet to get elected seem to use the Internet much less effectively as they are governing.”) and Dave Weinberger (”There’s no place for citizens to post in public and talk with one another.”)  have both pointed, with varying degrees of optimism, to Mass. Governor-elect Deval Patrick’s transition web page. […]

  2. […] Blogging Pols Posted in Uncategorized by Subscriber on the November 29th, 2006 Following on the elections, I’ve collected some more examples of public officials who blog—and some who don’t. Example 1: Massachusetts John Palfrey (”One of the questions that’s always bothered me is why candidates who use the Internet to get elected seem to use the Internet much less effectively as they are governing.”) and Dave Weinberger (”There’s no place for citizens to post in public and talk with one another.”) have both pointed, with varying degrees of optimism, to Mass. Governor-elect Deval Patrick’s transition web page. […]

  3. A governor who refuses to use his police force to enforce the laws of Commonwealth is guilty of gross dereliction of duty.

    I oppose the governors intention to repeal the cooperative arrangement between the Massachusetts State police and the INS.

    His contention that they “have better things to do” could also easily be applied to the enforcement of other laws.

    He is not free to pick and choose laws to be either enforced or ignored.

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