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Friday | September 06, 2002

Romney a "CPA"?

Bear Left's Tim Francis-Wright has found a silver lining in that disastrous lawsuit against Mitt Romney by the Massachusetts Democratic Party:

Mitt Romney has started airing ads in which he promises to "audit the Big Dig" (such a good idea, three Republican regimes in Massachusetts have already done it, of course). Particularly interesting is his promise in the ad to "personally inspect" the spending in question.

Finally, a chance for the Democrats to use the fruits of their depositions earlier this year. Can we really trust Romney's idea of inspection when he (1) failed to notice a $50,000 property tax break on his Utah house; or (2) failed to realize that he filed a non-resident tax return?

Just a bit more background -- the "Big Dig" is the nation's largest public works project, a laudable effort to replace the unsightly Boston leg of I-93 with an underground tunnel under the city. The project has been extensively mismanaged, and cost overruns have been in the billions. But as Francis-Wright notes, the notion of Romney personally poring over financial statements spanning tens of billions of dollars is ridiculous, especially when he couldn't keep his own house in order.

Posted September 06, 2002 11:45 AM | Comments (0)


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