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Saturday, October 13, 2012

When Mitt Went AWOL

NYT probe for Sunday paper on Romney as "absentee" governor in last two years as governor as he barnstormed country on political or business trips.  Excerpt: 
During Mr. Romney’s four-year term as governor of Massachusetts, he cumulatively spent more than a year — part or all of 417 days — out of the state, according to a review of his schedule and other records. More than 70 percent of that time was spent on personal or political trips unrelated to his job, a New York Times analysis found.
Mr. Romney, now the Republican presidential nominee, took lengthy vacations and weekend getaways. But much of his travel was to lay the groundwork for the presidential ambitions he would pursue in the 2008 election, two years after leaving office.
During his last year as governor, he was largely an absentee chief executive.

1 comment:

Laurence Glavin said...

My favorite part of this story was the time Willard tried to use his Massachusetts State Police detail as a paramilitary force while he vacationed in NH. Can you imagine being a NH resident and being blocked from using any of the Lake Winnipesaukee recreational facilities by an out-of-stater? As a result of Willard's sense of entitlement, the NH Union-Leader endorsed John McCain in its editorials.