The Boston Globe
released some snippets of Deval Patrick`s
memoir today [In Book, Patrick Says Resigning Was An Option,
By Michael Levenson, The Boston Globe
, February 9, 2011].
So far, the most interesting rumor now confirmed about our post-racial governor
is that he failed the bar exam, twice
. This rumor was out there for a while, but no one dared to ask Patrick about it because, well, you know. Overall, the Globe
story makes it clear that, despite the fact that Deval Patrick was advanced $1.35 million for his "uplifting life story"
he still stretches to see himself as someone doomed toÂ endure the slings and arrows of racial injury.Â Â Consider this excerpt from the Globe
"Patrick says he has noticed that, as a black man, if he wears jeans,Â a casual shirt, and a cap, "people will often look right past you.``
Funny, as I write this blog post in a Boston Starbucks wearing jeans, a flannel shirt, and a Boston College Cap. Guess what? Everyone seems to be looking right past me.
I will do a full review of Deval Patrick`s A Reason to Believe
once it`s released this spring.