Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Milli-Vanilli Mitt Lip-Syncs Legislature’s Latest Hit

Willard Mitt is at it again. His announcement introducing the Cellucci/Swift bus fleet went so well that the Fraud Governor decided to pick up the megaphone again, this time to sing about the state Legislature’s latest housing initiative.

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE” blared Team Reform’s press trumpet. “Romney announces $17.6 Million to Create More Housing. Tax credits, grants and low-interest loans to produce over 548 rental apartments.” (source: Office of (fraud) Gov, 8/25/2003)

The press release was missing just one key line.

“This housing program was made possible by the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate, who worked to pass the legislation despite the fact that the (fraud) Governor neglected to include it in his budget.”

Because if you look at House 1, otherwise known as ‘the House that Kriss Built,’ it does not include “$17.6 million to create more housing.” That language started in the Senate budget, and was later adopted by the joint House/Senate conference committee. (source: www.state.ma.us/legis)

And it’s a good thing it was, too, because not too long ago Eric “the good Eric” Kriss and Romney were using budget cuts as an excuse to try to get the Legislature to drain affordable housing trust funds. (source: Boston Globe, 2/4/2003)

But now they are builders. Yay.

So what neat accomplishments will the Fraud Governor high-hosey next? Howsabout “Romney Announces Sox Win”?

Nope nope nope. Too risky. The Sox’ll eventually lose. (Sorry, Kevin Millar.) Must use safe news only. Can’t touch the Red Sox, or disgraced former MDC commissioners running for local office.

In Pedro We Trust

In honor of Pedro’s big win against the Seattles yesterday, RiaF is shutting it down. Until Labor Day.

Books we’re toting to our Nahant seaside vacation manse:

-Loathsome Gods, by Louis L’amore;
-Loathsome Women, by Leopold Stein;
-Love and the Loathsome Leopard, by Barbara Cartland;
-The Trail of the Loathsome Missions, by Willis Ocker;
-888 Reasons to Hate Republicans: An A to Z Guide to Everything Loathsome About the Party of the Arrogant Rich, by Rick Mumma;
-Foul and Loathsome Creatures, by Harry Parsons;
-Are You Loathsome Tonight?, by Poppy Brite;
-The Loathsome Couple, by Edward Gorey; and,
-Swedish Land-Use Planning, by Michael Stanley.

RiaF will return in September.


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