Monday, July 16, 2012

One of Romney's Glass Houses

Although I mainly focus on fracking, I couldn't pass this up.    During my morning ritual of reading the news I came across the following article from the Washington Post:

Romney tries to regain momentum with new focus on Obama’s ‘political payoffs’

"In a coordinated offensive starting Monday, the Romney team and its allies will say that the president has been a “typical politician” and has demonstrated “systematic favoritism” toward top campaign fundraisers by lavishing them with federal appointments and their companies with taxpayer money and special government deals, according to campaign officials."
ummmm... Does this mean Mitt will be returning corporate and croney campaign "donations", refusing corporate and croney donations going forward and request the corporate and croney pacs shut down?

Doubt it.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, lived there for about 42 years.  I moved to Pennsylvania in 1997 and therefore missed the Mitt as governor.   Nonetheless, between the above article and my former connection to Massachusetts, it did make me wonder what Mitt's record of political favors, tit for tat, and back scratching looks like.

OOOOOOPS........A quick google search of "Romney Massachusetts Appointments" turned up  "As governor, Mitt Romney backtracked on promised reforms in appointing judges".
"Though he once said people connected to state government would be at a disadvantage in seeking judgeships, Romney ended up appointing seven lawyers from inside his administration.

In his final 17 months in office, he pushed through a surge of judicial nominees, some with controversial records, others with the kind of political connections he once condemned, records show. They included a former consultant for Bain & Co., the consulting firm where Romney made his reputation in business;a former Republican legislator rejected as too political by the screening panel; and a court clerk who had been reprimanded for asking a female co-worker to perform a lap dance at a strip club." to live in a glass house doesn't it?

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