Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Mitt Romney Has a Posse

"Mitt's $350G Image Team" screams the Herald's front page, "It takes 13 people to make our gov look good!". Of course, what follows is a mostly overblown article about Governor Romney's advance team, albeit one typical of the Boston tabloid. There is, however, an unintentionally hilarious response from Romney spokeswoman Julie Teer, who shows that she may not be up to the task of dueling with the Herald. Here's the relevant section:

"This operation is not larger than any previous governor's," [Teer] said, denying staff members were engaged in "event production."
Former Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said he had one advance person, who also drove him to events.
"We didn't have a bunch of folks running around the State House with earpieces," he said. "My advance guy would inform the local police we were coming and basically we tried to use the resources that were already available."
After being informed of Dukakis's comments, Teer said she was referring to Republican governors.
Now, if I didn't know better, I'd think Teer just said that Republican governors waste your money on expensive advance teams. Good thing I know better, right?