Keller @ Large: Patrick’s Jaw-Dropping Bad Line

September 5, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Patrick’s Jaw-Dropping Bad Line
" CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS) – If you missed it last night, Gov. Patrick was a featured speaker at the Democratic Convention here in Charlotte. And he did his usual fine job, delivering his pro-Obama stump speech with characteristic verve.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

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He told a nice anecdote about the turnaround at the Orchard Gardens Elementary School in Boston, where he visited a class of first-graders who recited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, then expertly answered questions about the meaning of it.

And if he played a little loose with the facts about Mitt Romney’s time in office here, most of his criticisms were fair, and after all, the Republicans haven’t let facts get the way of their anti-Obama critique too often, either.

But there was one passage in the governor’s remarks that crossed the line between rhetoric and fantasy.

“All that today’s Republicans are saying is that if we just shrink government, cut taxes, crush unions, and wait, all will be well,” he said "

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