Friday, December 1, 2006

Willard Romney Sat On A Wall...

There is an excellent article in the Boston Globe today about our absentee governor and his use of illegal immigrants to do his lawn, the company also does his son Taggart's lawn about a mile away. When the absentee governor was asked in Florida about it, what do you think his response was? Was is:
  • I have no dealings with companies that hire illegal immigrants?
  • The people I hire are all documented.
  • Which lawn?
  • My wife takes care of that.
  • Oh, the lawn company is good church abiding people, I know, because he goes to my church.

No, his response was:

Aw, geez

What? Governor, you're walking away, you didn't answer the question! (Must be getting coached on how to answer questions by Tom Delay's spokesman already) Well several hours later his spokesman, the guy who Romney was trying to give a state pension to did:

Several hours later, his spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, provided the Globe with a statement saying that the governor knows nothing about the immigration status of the landscaping workers, and that his dealings were with Saenz, who is a legal immigrant from Colombia.

Fehrnstrom said that Romney would look into the matter further.

Ah yes, Willard "Did you here the one about Massachusetts" Romney would look into the matter further. Do you think he will open up the State House gates to hold a press conference on the matter? Do you think he'll call his living props Kris Mineau and Ray Flynn to stand at his side?

The Absentee Governor of Massachusetts got caught and walked away. However, the article does say that he has nice lawn though.

Buenos Dias!


Gay...and reasonable... said...

Truth be told....

He legally hired a company to do his lawn/landscaping.

The company he hired.....had illegals working for them.

And this is Mitt's

If I go to a car wash....and the car wash has employed's MY fault?

I know you want to bash Mitt (and at times he certainly deserves it), but let's keep this in perspective.

Anonymous said...

Gee, if you're hiring someone to do something at YOUR house AND you're concerned about illegal immigrants AND you want to run the country don't you think you would want to know who's working for you?

How did Romney know to say "Buenos Dias" to the workers? I may not be the governor or a candidate for President but I know that there are a lot of illegals in the gardening and construction business. Wouldn't you expect the guy who bashes gay people and illegals on a daily basis to know that much?

I think this whole issue asks the question of how competent is Romney to hire a company that hires illegals. Very bad judgement.

Anonymous said...

Because he chose to make illegal immigration part of his platform, it is fair to hold him to a higher standard in that area. It was just plain stupid for him to not realize that maybe those workers who didn't speak a lot of English could pose a problem for him. It speaks to his poor judgement.

Anonymous said...

I can't stand Williard. I think he is a fraud and a big phoney.

But, this attack is not fair. He hired a licensed company that also has contracts with the City of Chelsea and Massport to cut his lawn a couple times a week. He probibly had nothing to do with selecting the firm himself.

The owner had some illegals working for him. I don't think it was Williard's responsibility to ask for documentation on every employee of this company.

There are endless issiues he can be attatcked on but this is not one of them.

Anonymous said...

What Tripe!
The modus operandi of your ilk is the Catch 22.

If the Governor asked for documentation from even one worker, you'd be having a shit-fit over it.

Go ahead, deny it, hypocrite.