Isn’t this just more and more astonishing? Mitt chucks ‘Pike chief and all-around good-guy John Cogliano under the bus:
Gov. Mitt Romney is blaming transportation secretary John Coglianos haste to reopen Big Dig tunnels after Julys fatal collapse for the move to allow contractor Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff a role in inspecting tunnel repairs.
I think Secretary Cogliano made a mistake, Romney said this morning at a press conference to show his support for Lt. Gov. Kerry Healeys gubernatorial campaign. He said I need all hands on deck as quickly as I can.
Romney called the move a mistake, one he would not have made himself.
John wanted to get those tunnels open as fast as he could, and he got as many engineers as he could in there to help out, and he got in six from Bechtel, Romney said. I wouldnt have done that. I think it was a mistake. And he acknowledges that that was a mistake and has asked the Bechtel people not to be involved in it.
Just let that sink in: “I wouldn’t have done that.” You know, like, if Mitt were governor, he’d have done things differently. Got that?
I mean, that just defies commentary. Anyone else wanna write this blog? I got nothing. Mitt has left me slack-jawed and speechless.