Thanks for your thoughtful piece on Kennedy’s succession proposal to the Legislature.
You stated that “there is no higher priority than restoring trust in government — lost trust reduces our ability …”
While “trust …” is A priority, it cannot be the HIGHEST priority. We need representation in the Senate NOW, and the critical nature of national policy and politics trumps any perceived embarrassment that the Mass Legislature would suffer if they were to reverse a previous “political” decision with another “political” one. So what?
I believe that the desire, and the ultimate interest of Massachusetts voters is best served by changing the law to this more reasonable proposal. It would be cowardly for the Legislature NOT to act IMMEDIATELY on this important matter.