Patrick to sign ‘three strikes’ bill
Governor Deval Patrick came to the State House in 2007 a political neophyte so tone deaf to the realities of elective politics that he thought there wouldn’t be any fallout to switching his official vehicle from a Ford to a Cadillac. Now Patrick is the veteran in a State House among the House and Senate leaders. Yet today he got the first inkling of his lame-duck status. He backed off on his implied threat to veto a habitual offender law.