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Yvonne Abraham

Cowan pick is 100 percent Patrick

Appointing Mo Cowan interim US senator is such a ­Deval Patrick thing to do.

The governor loves to ignore conventional wisdom. And he likes to start uncomfortable conversations. And so he chose someone with a low profile, a trusted aide — a crony, critics will doubtless say — who also happens to be African-American.

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