After more than three months in office, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker took some time to reflect on his first 100 days, which were dominated by multiple blizzards that set an all-time record snow fall in Boston.
"It could have been a huge liability if you'd gotten a lot of it wrong. I actually think we got a lot of it right," said Baker. "I think that was because we prepared."
But no one, including Baker, was prepared for the catastrophe that ensued at the MBTA where the transit system was paralyzed by broken trains and snowed in tracks.
Another agenda item that Baker hadn't expected was that Boston would win the bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. He says he will be watching to see who are the partners, what are the cost and what is expected of the Commonwealth.
"I think the biggest surprise for me, and this will sound sort of small, was ... I got sick, shortly after we took office," he said.
Baker was only out of commission for one day but it made headlines.
"I'm never going to feel sick again for the next four years," he said. "Lesson learned."
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Despite the unexpected crises and the 24/7 nature of the job, Baker says he is having fun.
"The best part about this is every day, when you get up, you think you have an opportunity to make things better here in the Commonwealth," said Baker.