Monday, November 01, 2004
Reverse the Pledge

Willard Mitt, who grew up in Michigan (source: Boston Herald, 3/24/2002) rooting for the Detroit Tigers has, in the past, used the Boston Red Sox solely as a campaign marketing tool, doing a one-man stand-out at Fenway that one paper termed a "pathetic showing" during his 1994 race against U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, and posing with a push cart vender in 2002 (source: Boston Herald, 4/5/1994; Boston Herald, 8/12/2002)

So how did Romney celebrate the 2004 World Series? Why, he treated it like a campaign marketing tool.

Several days ago, the Fraud Governor donned work gloves to pretend to take down the Reverse Curve sign that has long hung over Storrow Drive (and periodically been doctored to read 'Reverse the (BoSox) Curse.') The resulting photo op stunt caused traffic back-ups of over 1.5 hours and reportedly delayed several ambulances which had to 'fight their way Mass. General.' (source: Boston Globe, 10/31/2004)

The flack formerly known as the stout, Reese Witherspoon-wannabe dye-job aide to Romney’s loathsome $150,000-a-year spokesman defended the faux work-day by spatting that "the sign was an eye-sore and factually incorrect." (source: Boston Globe, 10/31/2004)

What she forgot to mention is that the Fraud Governor's antics broke his promise to treat the state's commuters with respect.

Back when he was just the Fraud Candidate, Willard Mitt pretended to support something he called a "Commuters Bill of Rights." Setting aside the fact that "rights" are immutable and can not be granted, Romney proposed granting "the right to have smart construction scheduling." Instead of roadwork on key routes during high traffic periods, Romney said he would avoid scheduling construction during the morning and evening commutes." (source: Romney/Healey, Inc., " Romney/Healey Propose Commuter Bill of Rights," 9/3/2002)

But then he up and scheduled his sign removal at the height of a high traffic period.

Of course, Romney pledged to avoid scheduling construction projects during high traffic periods, not self-indulgent photo ops.

2004 - 1918 = 1984

On Wednesday, October 27, the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918. On Wednesday, October 27, Team Reform decided to make more flu medication available to persons on the priority list by ... REDUCING THE PRIORITY LIST.

Gee. You think someone was trying to slide something under the radar screen?

As you may have heard, there's a shortage of flu medication. So, back in September, Willard Mitt announced a plan to make sure that "everyone in Massachusetts who wants a flu shot can get one." (source: office of (fraud) gov, "Romney announces shot in the arm for flu vaccine program, 9/29/2003) Romney's Public Health Commissioner validated Team Reform's intent, saying "our immunization program is the bedrock of our health care system."

And then Team Reform waited for their opportunity. One month later it came.

Front page headline: YES!!! - RED SOX COMPLETE SWEEP, WIN FIRST SERIES IN 86 YEARS (source: Boston Globe, 10/28/2004)

Inside page headline: State raises to 75 cutoff age to get vaccinated for flu (source: Boston Herald, 10/28/2004)

In an Orwellian move to guarantee that all on the State's priority list would have access to flu immunizations, Romney removed persons between the ages of 65 and 74 from the State's priority list.

Strangely this policy tidbit was not the subject of a Corner Office press release.

Perhaps the press lackey assigned to pen this missive was stuck in Storrow Drive traffic.


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