From Boston’s WBZ TV: Governor Deval Patrick did walk to a morning event on Beacon Hill — a stone’s throw from the Statehouse — but was quick to sheepishly admit that he probably hadn’t set the best example earlier in the day. “You got me!” grinned the Governor. He’s talking about video shot by WBZ of Mr. Patrick leaving his Milton home this morning with his assigned state trooper at the wheel for the routine drive into work in his SUV. One problem. The Governor himself recently declared this “Car-Free Week,” urging people to ditch their autos in favor of public transportation, biking, walking, or at the very least carpooling — espousing the environmental and health benefits of that switch. (more)
What do you think? Hypocrisy or necessary transportation option? Should a Governor practice what he preaches? Are you glad to see a public official admit that they “got him?” Could you live without your car for a week?