Tuesday, August 18, 2009

For the eleventy-billionth time, Leominster is NOT IN WESTERN MASS.!

Hey, Jon Keller. I know that you have this Pavlovian need to whack Deval Patrick like a mole in an amusement park game every time he is presented in even the slightest positive light. But please, if you're going to cite statistics in doing so, at least get them right.

You can start with the following geographical truth: Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, Athol and all of Worcester County are not in Western Mass.

Here's Keller, on a recent poll suggesting that the governor is actually popular in Western Mass:
...if western Mass. residents were legitimately polled, their approval of the governor's work might more closely reflect the reality of life out there. Compared with a statewide jobless rate of 8.7%, as of July 1 the Leominster/Fitchburg/Gardner area was suffering from 10.9% unemployment; Athol, 10.8%, Springfield, 9.1%, up from only 5.8% a year ago; North Adams, a disastrous 9.5%, and so on. One bright spot: Amherst, at only 6.7% unemployment.
Well, if Keller were legitimately informed, his point might more closely reflect the reality of life out there. And that reality is that Central Mass.--which includes Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, and Athol--gave the governor the highest disapproval rating of any region at 60% unfavorable.

So yes, the region of the commonwealth with the highest unemployment holds the governor in the lowest regard.

If Keller would venture outside of 128--or at least look at a map--he would know that region is NOT IN WESTERN MASS.!
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