MassINC Has Some Serious Fun – Menino Stars as The Godfather

MassINC recently celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Kennedy Library with an evening of political humor (intentional humor, that is!) billed as “Serious Fun.”

I am a board member of this public policy think tank and I am very proud of the work that this organization has done through its research and its highly respected CommonWealth magazine. MassINC was built around the conviction that better outcomes would be achieved if policy makers and opinion leaders were armed with credible data and analysis about key issues surrounding quality of life in Massachusetts.

As the State House News Service described it, “The event was everything the Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast once was.” Leading political figures from yesterday and today all let their hair down and joked around at themselves and their peers.

You must watch the opening video parodying “The Godfather” with Mayor Menino.

MassINC President Greg Torres said it well,“We thought a lot about the tone of the political discourse these days. And we thought, maybe it was time to just take a break.Maybe it was time to step back and have a little fun at the expense of ourselves and everybody else in town.”

Congratulations to the MassINC team and its 15 years of success.  Massachusetts is a better place to live and work thanks to you!

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