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Pols give and get at annual St. Patrick's breakfast ( in South Boston)
The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, March 20, 2005 | AP

Posted on 03/20/2005 1:49:53 PM PST by r5boston

BOSTON - Gov. Mitt Romney [related, bio] good-naturedly got and gave his share of Irish blarney on Sunday as politicians and community leaders roasted him, the Big Dig, and one another at South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast.

      Romney's out-of-state travels for speeches to Republican gatherings and his rumored 2008 presidential aspirations were favorite punchlines at the popular gathering, held for the first time on at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center near the South Boston waterfront.

      ``It's great to be here in Iowa this morning,'' Romney said, to laughter from the audience. ``Oops, wrong speech. Sorry about that.''

      Romney, who's taken fire from Democrats for his travels, also trained his comedic sights on leaks in the Big Dig tunnels, stem cell research and gay marriage, which he opposes.

      ``I have to admit, that as a Mormon, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman... and a woman and a woman,'' he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; breakfast; romney; stpatrick; stpatricksday
.......... U.S. Rep Stephen Lynch, D-Boston, said he'd had to assure his colleagues in Washington that the Big Dig tunnels are safe, despite the leaks.

"With all that water, you should probably wait at least an hour after you've had something to eat before you drive through the tunnels,'' he said. "Matt Amorello said he's trying to make it look like Venice.'' .....

1 posted on 03/20/2005 1:49:57 PM PST by r5boston
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To: r5boston

Where was John Kerry?


2 posted on 03/20/2005 1:51:24 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: Clemenza

He's Jewish this year. Last year he was Irish catholic, a former alter boy. This summer he will be French again.


3 posted on 03/20/2005 1:54:22 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: Clemenza

Kerry could not make it. Surprise, surprise, Mr. Kerry is too good to mix with the common people. At least he does not still pretend to be Irish.


4 posted on 03/20/2005 1:54:57 PM PST by r5boston
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To: SteveMcKing
This summer he will be French again.

He will always be a French Gigolo, and his wife will always be a Pork Choppin' drunk.

5 posted on 03/20/2005 1:55:53 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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