From the Republican party that brought you George W. Bush and Iraqi WMDs comes a flailing effort to present Mitt Romney as a competent world leader. BMG readers probably learn all they need to in this line from the NYT:
The foreign policy group is overseen by Kerry Healey, who served as lieutenant governor under Mr. Romney in Massachusetts.
The GOP appears to be collapsing before our eyes into a rag-tag collection of nativists, birthers, and “as you can see, she’s not” quack ethnologists. Kerry Healey may be a lot of things — “you’ll be raped in a garage” attack ad aficionado, Beverly millionaire, a leader of Massachusetts’ “angry 13%” — but to the best of my knowledge she has no foreign policy expertise that warrants putting her in such a role (hat tip, Rob Eno, who reminded me of her work helping to train women attorneys in Afghanistan). She did go to school in Ireland. Maybe someone can explain the Romney campaign’s thinking in the comments.
Obama for America explains the consequences of GOP cronyism when the national interest is on the line: