Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Zen of Mitt

Kimberly Atkins at the Boston Herald captures this zen koan from Gov. Mitt Romney yesterday:

"You're not going to recruit candidates unless Republicans win," he said. "Candidates aren't going to run for office to throw themselves against a wall. They have to see Republicans winning. We haven't won enough elections."
Republicans can't recruit candidates for office in Massachusetts because they can't find a way to win in Massachusetts. In a related story, Romney was asked why Massachusetts keeps losing jobs: "Massachusetts is losing jobs because fewer companies are hiring people in the Commonwealth," Romney said. "In addition, Massachusetts is losing population because more people are leaving the state than settling in it. Also, 2005 MCAS scores were down because students didn't do as well on the MCAS tests," he added, helpfully.