Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to opponents of gay marriage at a rally at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, November 19, 2006. Romney, a devout Mormon and former bishop of Massachusetts’ temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is expected to announce in January he will join what is expected to be a crowded field of Republican White House contenders for the presidency.
The Boston Globe: Illegal immigrants toiled for governor
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.
The Globe recently interviewed four current and former employees of Community Lawn Service with a Heart, the tiny Chelsea-based company that provides upkeep of Romney’s property. All but one said they were in the United States illegally.
How do you spell HYPOCRISY?
Put a FORK in Romney’s presidential aspirations – HE’S DONE.
Hugh Hewitt is not ready to admit it but HE”S DONE. Remember Kimba Wood and Zoe Baird and Linda Chavez?
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani gestures while speaking during the Riga Conference, on the sidelines of a NATO summit, at Blackheads House in Riga, Tuesday Nov. 28, 2006. According to a poll released on Monday, that scores the popularity of national leaders, Americans have the warmest feelings about former New York City ,Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Barack Obama.
I see that some Rudy and McCain fans are trumpeting the Globe’s non-story on Mitt Romney’s landscaping company using illegal aliens as a campaign killer. Sorry, Flap and Pat, but stretching to assist the Globe in the preposterous idea that Romney’s landscaping company’s employment practices are an issue suggests desperation at Romney’s early momentum rather than discernment of a political event’s significance. Can anyone imagine Senator McCain or Mayor Giuliani arguing in public that they are better candidates for the presidency because their landscaping companies didn’t use labor with proper documents?
Nope, I cannot see them arguing this line. But, I can see voters coming to the conclusion that Romney is either a hypocrite on illegal immigration issues or a light-weight, indecisive and evasive who is not a serious candidate for the presidency (not ready for prime time).
Pat over at Ankle Biting Pundits has a different take on the Romney flap and gaffe.
Patrick Haynes has corrected the record on who wrote the piece at Ankle Biting Pundits:
UPDATED BY PATRICK HYNES: Our friend Hugh Hewitt linked to this story, but he mistakenly attributed this post to me; much as a Romney troll has done in the comments thread. I have commented on Hughâ€™s blog at Town Hall to correct the record. But we are not complaining â€¦ we always love Hugh Hewitt traffic spikes
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