Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Give to Romney, Take What You Want

In honor of Eric “Human Triage” Kriss’ soliloquy on Givers and Takers, RiaF proudly introduces “Give and Take” - an occasional feature highlighting the Romney/Healey Inc. givers, and what they take from the taxpayers.

Today we spotlight the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Partnership, which received $250,000 from Mr. And Ms. Taxpayer for fiscal year 2004. (source: EOA&F) Congratulations. You must be very proud.

The Partnership is headed by the improbably spelled Soosie Lazenby, who has also been affiliated with: the Sports Matters Foundation; Sports and Entertainment Matters, Inc; and some figure skating association. (source: office of Sec. Of State)

Soosie’s bona fides include contributions of $250 and $200 which she gave to Willard Mitt on May 31, 2002 and September 30, 2003, respectively. (source: OCPF)

In return, her Partnership takes $250,000 in public funds. Had these monies been otherwise budgeted, Kriss could have paid for 13 new social workers, or 1.5 new loathsome spokesmen.

Contrary to press reports (i.e. the Boston Herald, 9/14/2003) the Fraud Governor never vetoed the Partnership funding. He vetoed line item 7006-0067, then line item 7030-1005. And he vetoed language in line-item 6000-0100 and 7053-1925. But he skipped right over 7007-0950, which included Soosie’s loot.

Which means Soosie owes Team Reform another payment or so. And God Save the Commonwealth if she maxes out and grifts Willard Mitt the full $500.

Kriss’ll probably give her Fort Devins!


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