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What Would You Ask Gov. Patrick?

Gov. Deval Patrick speaks with Patch readers live at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. What questions do you want him to answer?

If you could ask Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick one question, what would it be?

Patrick will join Patch Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for a live chat with readers. Now's your change to ask the executive of the Commonwealth your question about casinos, the JP crime lab, the economy, elections or whatever else you want to know.

Can't make it to the live chat? Leave your questions for Patrick in the comments to have them considered for the live Q&A session. We'll be sure to ask about the most popular topics when we chat Thursday.

To join Thursday's chat, head on over to our homepage from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

Jay September 25, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I would ask him " how can you live with yourself knowing you're the worst governor in history of the world?"
Dan H September 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I find it a riot that he will not accept blind questions. Is this a first for the Patch? And dont give me the excuse that we want to give him the best questions. Obviously our "Great" LOL leader...has rules just like Tierney... I would like to ask Patrick, why doesnt he use the MBTA service more than once a year like Dukakis did. He looked extremely uncomfortable on public transit even with his State Police Body Guards...I find it comical that the Dems are spinning they are a man or woman for the people except they wont co-mingle with them...Unless there is a donation coming their way. The other question I have is that he made a comment about jobs on the Sunday morning talk show that there is not enough labor jobs but yet the whole city of Boston is completely under construction in the North Station, Seaport, Back Bay and Downtown area and there will be major projects going on for years. How can he be credible when he cant even demonstrate his knowledge of the the boom the city of Boston has taken. I dont like Meneno's politics but you cant ignore the fact that Boston is growing and currently being sustained by Wall Street...oh that evil group of people...Financial Services or what democrats like to say Wall Street is what has turned Boston into what it is today. Fidelity, State Street, John Hancock, Met Life, Bain Capital just to name a few have allowed the city to prosper and bring these union jobs
John Castelluccio (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Dan, this is not a first for Patch. In past live chats where we have had state or congressional candidates/officials come on, nearly all questions were submitted beforehand. This is done because we get a lot of questions and a lot of people tend to ask the same questions. During the chat, it's easier to move from topic to topic. Thanks for submitting your questions.
bjean September 25, 2012 at 05:05 PM
How did you thank Tim Murray for running in the last election to take votes away from Charlie Baker? How does it feel to know that people feel you are the worst gov ever like your bff B. Hussein is the worst POTUS ever?
Kristin Cafarelli September 25, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I'd really like him to answer the following questions truthfully, rather than the smug responses he gives when they ask him on the news: 1. do you feel it is reasonable to ask the taxpayers of this state to pay for not only the legal fees of a murderer, but also his sex change operation? if we do it for him, what is going to stop other criminals from asking the taxpayers to foot their defense funds as well? Where does it stop? 2. why are you so ignorant to the need for strict enforcement of EBT cards and other welfare benefits? we all see the abuses on a daily basis, yet the state refuses to admit there is a problem and admonishes us for "blowing it out of proportion," or saying that it will hurt the recipients' self esteem by putting restrictions on publicly funded benefits that are available.
Dan H September 25, 2012 at 07:42 PM
So John, do you share the questions in advance or are they still blind to the Governor? If you share then there is no true value at this type of live chat because you might as well just ask them and provide the feedback.
John Castelluccio (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 07:51 PM
No, we do not share the questions in advance.
Steven Turner September 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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