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For state’s first couple, fun became feet accompli

WASHINGTON – Four years ago, Governor Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane, thought they had finished their evening of post-inauguration parties around 1 a.m. Then, word came that they had been invited to the White House, to spend some time with the new president in his new home.

The governor, unable to contain his excitement, said he told his wife, “Guess what? We just got invited to the White House.”

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