Drug lab crisis may follow Governor Patrick
Scandal may negatively affect governor’s image
With a major speech at the Democratic National Convention, Governor Deval Patrick enjoyed a breakthrough moment on the national stage. Now, he finds himself grappling with the kind of crisis that could taint his national image and keep him bogged down in the details of governing. The revelation that criminal cases may have been compromised in the state drug lab crushes any hope Patrick may have had of finishing his term unburdened by scandal.