No commentary, just reprinting a sad story.
Gov. Mitt Romney, who has pledged to return home for important occasions and prided himself on attending the funerals of Massachusetts servicemen killed overseas, skipped the funeral of an Malden Marine on Friday to campaign in South Carolina and Michigan.
A spokesman for the Massachusetts Republican said Romney instead called the widow of Lance Cpl. Edward M. Garvin, a 19-year-old who was killed Oct. 4 in combat operations in Iraq’s al Anbar province. Romney is considering a run for president in 2008, and the two states he visited Friday are early in the primary calendar….
Since the beginning of October, Romney has been in Massachusetts all or part of six days. And even when he has been in town, his events have had a national patina….
All told, Romney has been in Massachusetts all or part of 12 days since Sept. 11…. The trend will continue next week, when Romney plans to visit Utah and California.
Have you no shame? You want to roll this marine’s death into some political to do! And after all you do to not support the troops. Shame…. shame.
You’re talking to Romney, of course. Like I said, no commentary from me. I didn’t write the story.
Bush Lieutenants Keep Coming
Wisconsin Democratic Party
MADISON The parade of Bush Lieutenants into Wisconsin for Congressman Mark Green continues.
This time, its Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the Chair of the Republican Governors Association whos in Wisconsin today to raise even more special interest cash for Congressman Greens campaign.
Its no surprise Congressman Green is bringing one Bush foot soldier after another into Wisconsin to prop up his campaign for Governor, said Joe Wineke, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. After all, Green has been a loyal Bush foot soldier himself, voting in Washington 92 percent of the time to support the Presidents failed policies on everything from education to health care to stem cell research. Once again, Congressman Green is showing that he stands by an unpopular President with out-of-touch Washington values rather than with Wisconsin families.
Some of the things that Wisconsin Democrats noted about our absentee governor:
Under Romneys Governorship, between 2002 and 2004, Massachusetts had the largest reduction in K-12 spending in the nation.
Romney has cut funding for higher education in Massachusetts by $12 million.
Romney cut almost $3 billion from public schools, health care, and other public services to finance tax breaks that disproportionately benefited the wealthy
Romney has increased government spending every year hes been in office, increasing spending by 19 percent over his four years in office.
Romney has vetoed legislation to require doctors to offer emergency contraception to rape victims and has vetoed a bill to expand access to emergency contraceptives.