Patrick endures rough spell
Boston.com
March 7: The Ameriquest misstep led to criticism in the blogosphere. 'The caddy didn't matter. The drapes don't matter. This matters,' wrote Charley Blandy, a cofounder of Blue Mass. Group, the state's leading left-wing blog and a strong voice for Deval Patrick during last year's gubernatorial campaign (referring to past issues over expensive drapes for Patrick's office and an expensive official car). Other Patrick voters like Donald W. Bourne of Yarmouthport worried that the governor has begun to lose that populist touch. Even Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers in Cambridge has changed Patrick's namesake burger from the optimistic 'Together we can eat this,' a play on his campaign theme. Here the governor steps into his Cadillac in Burlington, where he delivered a speech that morning.
March 7: The Ameriquest misstep led to criticism in the blogosphere. "The caddy didn't matter. The drapes don't matter. This matters," wrote Charley Blandy, a cofounder of Blue Mass. Group, the state's leading left-wing blog and a strong voice for Deval Patrick during last year's gubernatorial campaign (referring to past issues over expensive drapes for Patrick's office and an expensive official car). Other Patrick voters like Donald W. Bourne of Yarmouthport worried that the governor has begun to lose that populist touch. Even Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers in Cambridge has changed Patrick's namesake burger from the optimistic "Together we can eat this," a play on his campaign theme. Here the governor steps into his Cadillac in Burlington, where he delivered a speech that morning.
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