Deval Patrick Picks Next Massachusetts Senator

Everyone is trying to figure out why Gov. Deval Patrick appointed William “Mo” Cowan as the interim senator from Massachusetts.[A mentor to many, he made his own way:  For Mo Cowan, a path that began in small town North Carolina leads to the US Senate, by Michael Levinson, The Boston Globe, January 31, 2013] 

Aside from being Patrick’s former chief of staff, everyone is wondering just why Patrick selected this relatively obscure figure to be senator.  Hmmm.

William “Mo” Cowan was Governor Deval Patrick’s chief of staff.