The Globe reports Gov. Patrick plans to make Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral his new public safety secretary.
And that means he gets to choose a new sheriff to fill in for Cabral until a special election in 2014.
Hmm, you think Steve Murphy will try for the soon-to-be-vacant post?
Jane Swift appointed Cabral sheriff in 2002 after she agreed to turn Republican. Six months later, though, she became a Democrat again.