The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, December 01, 2006

Guess what? Mitt Romney's a dick!

Romney was one of the 21st century Bush Republicans who made a habit of talking like a liberal during campaign season, then veering hard, hard, hard to the right once safely ensconced in office. Once he had achieved his goal of becoming the Republican governor of Republicans' least favorite state, he predictably toured the country heaping scorn upon Massachusetts.

No one doubted that Romney thought this was the perfect way to grab the White House in 08, and that was confirmed when it was recently reported that he had been meeting with his church elders to set up a campaign network using church volunteers.

Although I wouldn't condemn the guy flat out for today's revelation (I doubt he went in for extended conversation with his yard guys), you just have to love how typical it is of the GOP these days-- talking tough about those damn immigrants taking our jobs while they're outside trimming your hedges.

As Governor Mitt Romney explores a presidential bid, he has grown outspoken in his criticism of illegal immigration. But, for a decade, the governor has used a landscaping company that relies heavily on workers like these, illegal Guatemalan immigrants, to maintain the grounds surrounding his pink Colonial house on Marsh Street in Belmont. (. . .)

In addition to maintaining the governor's property, they also tended to the lawn at the house owned by Romney's son, Taggart, less than a mile away on the same winding street.

Asked by a reporter yesterday about his use of Community Lawn Service with a Heart, Romney, who was hosting the Republican Governors Association conference in Miami, said, "Aw, geez," and walked away.

Does that count as taking the Lord's name in vain?