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The most useless job in the state

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray is quitting his job next week, and I know how deeply worrying this must be to the good people of Massachusetts: How can we hope to survive the next 19 months with a vacancy in the lieutenant governor’s office? As Governor Deval Patrick said when Murray announced his resignation on Wednesday: “His departure leaves a very big hole in our team . . . This is no small loss.”

Call me a crazy optimist, but I’m pretty sure that Patrick — and the rest of us — will come through just fine.

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