Mitt Romney: Two Lies In One
This Fox transcipt is drawing attention as Mitt states his support for No Child Left Behind, while perhaps leaving some with the impression he wasn't for it, given his attacks on Santorum. But look at this as regards the Bush tax cuts he insists he supported.
“In 2003, the Governor refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts, earning the praise of Massachusetts liberal congressman Barney Frank.” (“The Romney Record: Promise and Puzzlement,” Club For Growth, www.clubforgrowth.org, accessed 9/12/07) Romney Said He “Won’t Be A Cheerleader” For Tax Cut Proposals He Disagrees With. “According to the observer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Romney told the delegation that he ‘won’t be a cheerleader’ for proposals he doesn’t agree with, ‘but I have to keep a solid relationship with the White House.’” (Wayne Washington and Glen Johnson, “Romney Weighs In – Carefully – On Bush Tax Cut Plan; Governor Won’t Give His Endorsement,” Boston Globe, 4/11/03)
Now, back to the Fox transcript, what does this tell you? Shorter Mitt Romney, I forgot. And we're supposed to trust this guy, or take him at his word? Oh, please.
ROMNEY: Well, you know, I really don't recall every word I said in a private meeting with Barney Frank or the congressional delegation, but I do know what I said publicly, and that was that I was concentrating on the job of being governor, and the first comments I made about the Bush tax cuts were in favor of the Bush tax cuts. So, you know, let's make sure that we focus on the things that we say as we talk to people, and I've endorsed the campaign of President Bush and, of course, fought for his tax cuts.