Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Valuation of Deval

Bwah ha ha. It shouldn't be funny, but it is.

Deval Patrick released his income and we'll have to wait ...at least minutes...to see how his detractors spin this. The short of it is that he admits to $3.8 million in 2005 income. He gave over $300K to charity and paid over $1.5 million in taxes.

The ha-ha part is that the Globe reporter who tried to blindside him on his over $20,000 a month mortgages is probably picking at his cuticles right about now. Perhaps the other papers and blogs who alluded to his irresponsibility are doing likewise, or humming and looking away.

It looks like Mr. Patrick paid about the same to charity as he did in mortgages -- 8% to 9%. We should all be so fortunate and so generous.

It is to laugh a progressive laugh.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

If his detractors were smart, they'd say nothing. While some will raise eyebrows about his receiving $360,000 from the ethically challenged Ameriquest folks, let's face it: Ameriquest is basically a dead issue at this point. Plus, any continued fussing over Patrick's finances, and either the candidate or his supporters will suggest that the critics are resentful, perhaps on an ethnic basis, of his wealth.