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Massachusetts Liberal

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Mitt moments

Such a flurry of activity -- lame duck appointments and politically motivated court cases. Can you imagine if he had actually devoted real time and energy to his job?

Undeterred in this quest to place his chief mouthpiece into a pension patriot job, Mitt Romney turned his attention elsewhere on the patronage front, naming a little known budget person as director of an agency that will have a great deal to say about stem cell research and other biotechnology issues.

At the same time, Romney took his Don Quixote presidential commercial quest to make hay on gay marriage opposition to the state's highest court. He asked a single justice to order the question on the ballot because the Legislature -- which still has a month in its session -- hasn't voted on the divisive question that will be his legacy.

The Globe lead says it best:
Governor Mitt Romney will get another chance to rally against gay marriage before he leaves office in January after a single justice ruled yesterday that the full state Supreme Judicial Court should rush to hear his lawsuit seeking to override the Legislature and put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would ban same-sex marriages.
Twice, probably.

Imagine if he had been this active and engaged for the previous three years and 10 months? Maybe we're better off he abandoned the state until it suited his political future.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is going to be hilarious. The SJC is going to be pissed, and they're going to smackdown Mr. Judicial Activism, It's Wrong Except When It Feels So Right, but good. Maybe they'll send him a package with his oath of office and a copy of the state constitution labelled "Read Me, Stupid, How Many Times Do We Have To Explain This Before You Stop."

December 01, 2006 1:57 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

I truly loved the reaction of legislators who received copies of the constitution from Mitt, particularly the ones who said they were going to send him road maps.

December 01, 2006 7:30 PM  

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