Monday, November 08, 2004
Semper Fi (Fo Fum)

It was the photo that launched a blog. Willard Mitt, who fled to France during the Vietnam War, posed in a flight jacket on the day that Massachusetts National Guardsmen left for Iraq. (source: Boston Globe, 3/27/2003)

As an anonymous cyber-cynic we have nothing against cowardice. But we do have something against hypocrisy. And when Romney, a draft-dodger, decided to play dress-up warrior, we decided to call the fraud a Fraud.

But then someone remarked that, if nothing else, veterans would have a friend in the Corner Office. After all, not even Willard Mitt would turn his back on vets after standing so publicly in their limelight?



In what has been termed his "most insensitive act since becoming (fraud) governor" Romney recently vetoed legislation that would have given disabled, retired veterans a $300 "bonus." (source: The Voice, RSCME Assoc., 11/2004)

Worse, Romney did nothing to prevent non-disabled vets from receiving the money. He reserved his animus for the disabled vets.

So what was the Fraud War Hero's excuse for vetoing the bonus? Romney claimed the state's Secretary of Veteran's Services "also recommended" that the bonus not be signed. (You know that "beeep beeep beeep" noise buses make when they back up? Now would be a good time to start playing that sound in your head.)

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs later told "irate" veterans organizations that disabled veterans should get the bonus and apologized for "not doing his homework."

However, Romney has yet to apologize to the disabled vets for the second-class treatment he accorded them.

Or to give back the National Guard flight jacket.

Not that the Guard would want it. Since Romney used it, the jacket just doesn't look right.

Winslow Update

When last mentioned, Willard Mitt's former legal counsel, Dan Winslow, was purportedly angling for a return to the bench. A move, we pointed out, that would violate Romney's pledge to depoliticize the judicial nomination process.

Team Reform recently announced that Winslow would not, in fact, be nominated to a judgeship. So did Romney decide to honor his pledge? Hardly. The Fraud Governor decided that he did not want to "put (Winslow) through a political meat grinder." (source: Boston Globe, 11/6/2004)

To his credit, Winslow said that "I didn't want anyone to be able to say that I was using my position to advance my career on the bench."

But he never said he wouldn't advance it elsewhere.


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