For John, BLUF: It is hard to comprehend how the Patrick Administration doesn't know who has what appointment. How can they properly manage patronage and no-show jobs if they don't keep track of these things? Nothing to see here; just move along.
NOTE For Gerry: No, this isn't politics, but rather an issue of competence. However, if I say it's typical of the corrupt ways on Beacon Hill then it is political, isn't it? But not local politics.
Adults can differ on whether UN Amb Susan Rice was deliberately wrong when she won't on Sunday talk shows after the 9/11 attack in Benghazi.♠ Two plus months later the facts are still murky. My question is, how can the Patrick Administration not know who hired disgraced Highway Safety Director Sheila Burgess ? I wonder if I could just walk into the office, sit down and begin work as Ms Burgess' replacement.
Regards — Cliff
♠ I am one who thinks Amb Rice was set up by the Administration and thus was not lying to the Great American Public.  That puts me opposed Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte. Worse it puts me in company with people who are pushing some outlandish ideas regarding the situation.