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February 09, 2011


Patrick Nearly Quit

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) nearly resigned early in his first term due to his wife's diagnosed depression, according to his forthcoming book, A Reason To Believe, of which the Boston Globe obtained an early draft.

Writes Patrick: "We had long conversations about the possibility of my resigning and resuming our private lives. There were moments when I was willing -- being governor is an episode in my life; Diane is my life -- but she didn't want to feel responsible for giving up something we had worked so hard for. There were other moments when Diane, imagining the resumption of her role as first lady, asked me to quit, but I said we should wait to decide until she got out of the hospital."














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