Friday, July 13, 2012

"I'm running for office, for pete's sake!"

I'm not likely to get into the details on this whole mess about Romney's role with Bain from 1999-2002.  But there's something about it all that strikes me as obvious, and yet I haven't seen anyone else mention it.

Here's Romney's statement from his interview with CBS today.
I left the business and went off to run the Olympics, did that full time and after three years, when the Olympics were over, we arranged my departure officially from a retirement standpoint.
We all know that he lived in Utah during those 3 years (1999-2002) while he ran the Olympics. And then what? He ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. The problem was, the Massachusetts constitution requires that candidates establish residence in the state by living there for seven consecutive years before the election.

Some of the evidence that is surfacing about Romney's involvement with Bain (ie, trips back to Massachusetts to attend board meetings) was made public when Democrats in that state challenged him on the residency requirements.

I don't know what - if anything - will surface about this that is more damaging to Romney. This is enough for me. We know that he has continually spun a tangled web of lies for a long time now because he's willing to say ANYTHING to get what he wants.

1 comment:

  1. Something really strange is going on with this Bain after 1999 business.

    In the first place, $100K/year for sitting on a board that meets 4 times and does nothing is not unusual. Those board members are normally there to provide introductions to powerful people who can help the corporation/ charity/ whatever. Generally speaking, they really don't do anything.

    There are examples of vulture capitalism prior to 1999, so you really don't need the three time period to accentuate that idea. Besides, Romney OWNED the company. It is perfectly acceptable to say he SHOULD have stepped in to stop the rape of takeover companies.

    Something is fishy. I wish I knew what it was.