Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Had Ethics Problems as Governor?
Posted on 02/06/2012 8:14:10 PM PST by Nachum
This is the first Ive heard of this, but if true, its troubling because its one more reason that experience in business really doesnt translate to governance. Right Across the Atlantic is reporting that Romney went on a trip while governing Massachusetts, paid by Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant, that ultimately looked like a sort of crony capitalism deal, but Romney side-stepped it by going on vacation so that his Lt. Governor would sign the bill, relieving him of any ethics investigation worries. In fact, the whole manner of the episode is troubling, and you should check out the article in its entirety.
The article closes with this additional nugget:
Now, again, hes using the same tactics against Gingrich, and as before, you would think he would know better. But given that members of Romneys staff have lobbied for Freddie Mac, while hes tried to rake Gingrich over the coals for that also, it would be a good guess to say he doesnt care.
(Excerpt) Read more at markamerica.com ...
Romneys own ethics charges
Mitt stole all of the data from 100 thousand dollars worth of computers on his way out the governor’s door.
I don’t buy that he was doing that to serve the interests of the people of Massacheutts, do you?
It should be interesting as to what the media knows about this.
Romney oozes elitism. The last thing we need is another globalist perfumed prince in the White House. I would feel safer for the country to have Joe the Plumber as President.
I thought John Corzine already proved that experience in finance doesn’t translate to governance. I think experience in a REAL business would translate better. But not these high finance money games people like Romney and Corzine play in. Washington already knows how to cook the books, they don’t need more guys like this.
What Corzine did learn in government was how to make people's money disappear!
Exactly. CEO of a corporation is a demanding job, but many of the the skill sets required for governing are different from those required for private industry.
There are relatively few "checks and balances" to negotiate when running a company. You can't fire your legislature or judiciary. Governance requires a LOT of internal negotiation and, frankly, manipulation, to get where you want to go. If you are successful, you WILL have legions of enemies within your own organization (can you spell N-E-W-T?).