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Friday, July 20, 2007

Mitt Staffers Got Mitts on Fake Badges

How would a Romney administration differ from the current regime? Well, it sure doesn't seem likely that Pres. Romney would do much to replace the above-the-law attitude that's existed in the WH during the Bush administration. Just the opposite seems true, in fact. Exhibit One:
In an apparent violation of the law, a controverisal (sic) aide to ex-Gov. Mitt Romney created phony law enforcement badges that he and other staffers used on the campaign trail to strong-arm reporters, avoid paying tolls and trick security guards into giving them immediate access to campaign venues, sources told the Herald.

The bogus badges were part of the bizarre security tactics allegedly employed by Jay Garrity, the director of operations for Romney who is under investigation for impersonating a law enforcement officer in two states. Garrity is on a leave of absence from the campaign while the probe is ongoing.

A campaign source said Garrity directed underlings on Romney’s presidential staff to use the badges at events nationwide to create an image of security and to ensure that the governor’s events went smoothly.
Using a false veneer of security as an excuse to deny individual rights? Sounds just like the George W. Bush administration.

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