This morning Charlie Baker joins other governors around the country to meet with Trump. I called Baker’s office to ask what he plans to discuss with the president during his meeting in DC. Naturally, an aid told me that he cannot speak on behalf of the governor and that his office has no idea which issues Baker plans to address while he’s in Washington.
Since the Governor’s Office for some reason cannot speak for the governor and doesn’t ever seem to know what the governor is doing or thinking, I asked when I ask Baker what his plans are myself. Again, no one in his office knew. You see, the Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs doesn’t have access to the governor’s calendar. But as constituent services aides, they can find that information out for me and report back. So that’s exactly what I requested. I hope you do the same—and if they get back to you, please let me know what they say.
Here’s a short script that you can use when you call Baker’s office at (617) 725-4005.
Hi, who am I speaking with? [Wait for response.] Hello, [name of aid], how are you today?
I read that Governor Baker is meeting with the President this morning. Can you tell me which issues he’s going to talk about during that meeting? [Wait for refusal.]
Since the Governor’s Office cannot speak on the governor’s behalf, can you tell me when the next opportunity for the public to speak with Governor Baker is so that I can ask him what he spoke about myself? [Wait for the aid to say that this office does not have access to Baker’s calendar.]
I understand that your office does not have direct access to the Governor’s calendar. Can you find out when his next public question-and-answer event is and send me that information? [Give the aid your contact information.]
Thank you for your help and have a nice day.
I just want Charlie Baker to do his job as a leader in our representative democracy. Please, Governor Baker, tell me how you’re representing me.