It mostly takes years after governors take their “Lone Walk” down a State House stairs until their portraits join a ranks of a building’s ancestral art.
For Mitt Romney, his portrayal was denounced in 2009 — some-more than dual years after he left a Corner Office. Jane Swift, succeeded by Romney in 2003, didn’t see her mural denounced until 2005; for her predecessor, Paul Cellucci (1997-2001), it wasn’t until 2002.
Thanks to a friend, Gov. Deval Patrick is forward of a curve.
The open has nonetheless to see Patrick’s central mural — expected to be hung in a watchful room of a governor’s executive apartment — though final week, a secretly consecrated oil portrayal of Patrick, former U.S. Sen. William “Mo” Cowan and former Chief Justice Roderick Ireland was denounced during a State House library.
The mural by Sharman Altshuler, formed on a Jul 2013 print of a 3 on a State House steps, memorializes a state’s initial black governor, arch probity and U.S. senator.
No state income was used, according to Patrick’s office, and a costs were lonesome by Roger Michel, a Patrick crony and co-worker when a dual worked during a organisation Hill Barlow.
Frates and Baker
During Gov.-elect Charlie Baker’s revisit Thursday with Peter Frates — a former Boston College ball star who’s turn a personality in compelling ALS recognition — a review veered into politics and government.
The Frates home — as Peter’s father, John, puts it — is a separate ticket. So who falls where? “Let me put it this way,” John said, “our son Pete is really tighten with Gov. Romney and former President (George) Bush, a younger, who writes smashing messages.”
John serves as a city councilor in Beverly, a fact that stirred a bit of consolation from Baker, a former selectman in Swampscott.
“He put his palm on my shoulder, and said, ‘That’s a tough job,’ ” John Frates recalled, “ ‘because people know where we live.’ ”
Did we put we to nap yet? The subject of deepening Boston Harbor to concede incomparable enclosure ships to pass by doesn’t mostly enthuse jokes.
Don’t tell U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano. The blunt-talking Somerville pol relished holding a theatre during an eventuality final week honoring those who helped pull by appropriation to dredge Boston Harbor.
“This is a initial time I’ve ever been to a jubilee for dredging,” Capuano said. “I theory that’s great.”
Capuano afterwards incited to a bay itself.
“When we was flourishing up, a bay was a place to dump things,” Capuano said. “Dump cars, dump bodies.”
But seriously, Capuano said, operative on these issues — mostly out of a open eye, where he can puncture in, get his hands unwashed and broach — is “the things we like.”
“I like operative in a shadows,” Capuano said. “I like operative in those dark, smoke-filled bedrooms in a back. That’s what I’m good at.”
The sheer disproportion in character and tongue between Bay State U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey maybe was never so apparent as it was final week, when in back-to-back media scrums, Oklahoma senator and climate-change denier Jim Inhofe flush as a topic.
Warren, in responding to a reporter’s query, said, “The doubt is: Can a sourroundings tarry Jim Inhofe?” She scolded him as “a male who wrote a book job what’s function to a sourroundings a hoax,” and warned of a quarrel she’s prepared to wage.
“This is something we’re going to have to be prepared to pull behind tough on,” she said. “We have to be clever to strengthen a EPA.”
Cue Markey, who is famous for his concentration on meridian change. He and Inhofe are “friends,” and have a attribute dating behind 25 years. Just final week, Markey said, they spoke about operative together on travel funding.
“We remonstrate on meridian change,” Markey pronounced simply, though forked to other areas where they can collaborate. “I’m going to work really tough to make certain we can build bridges.”
Your 114th Congress, folks.
State House contributor Matt Stout can be reached during matthew.stout@boston herald.com.