Gov. Deval Patrick touts legacy in last State of Commonwealth

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Gov. Deval Patrick used his swan song State of the Commonwealth address to trump up his accomplishments — and briefly address the glaring issues that have rocked his administration in recent months — in a speech observers say smacked of his lame-duck status…

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“The goal is, he’s trying to tie his historic legacy up with a big red bow. That’s common for lame ducks. Judging on how he’s behaved the last few weeks, what he’s been saying, you get the feeling here it’s truly over.”

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