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Why do we even need a lieutenant governor?

With Charlie Baker, the GOP’s likely gubernatorial nominee, embracing former state Representative Karyn Polito as his running mate, this question arises: Why would any self-respecting person want to be lieutenant governor? Or, since we’re on the subject of useless jobs, a Governor’s Councilor?

To put a twist on Groucho Marx’s quip that he wouldn’t join any club that would have him as a member, how can a voter take seriously anyone who aspires to these pointless posts?

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