BOSTON (CBS) – In his retirement speech Thursday, Boston Mayor Tom Menino explained how he managed to personally meet half the residents of the city, an amazing fact documented by polls.
“If you want to meet half the people in our city,”” he said, “all you do is go to their homes, their jobs, where they raise their families and where they strive to improve their neighborhoods.”
This isn’t some rhetorical flourish, where Menino is saying he’s in all these places in spirit. He literally means you’ve got to personally visit and mingle with the people you’re governing, every day and evening, as much as you possibly can, if not 365 days a year, than at least 355.
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