Skip to comments.Authors: Romney Denied Free Olympic Tickets to 9-11 Widows, Orphans; Gave Them to Utah Legislators
Posted on 02/01/2012 6:55:45 PM PST by writer33
Mitt Romney, in pledging to turn around the Olympics in 2002, had promised to restore the honor and integrity of the scandal-clouded Salt Lake City. The Games captured the worlds attention and became all the more urgent after terrorists attacked us on 9-11. But while Romney invoked the wellspring of American patriotism after the attacks, he neglected their heroes, the fallen firefighters of that early September morning.
Romneys executive assistant, Donna Tillery, twice denied requests to provide free or discounted tickets to widows and orphans of the felled firefighters but gave them for free to Utah legislators just six weeks later, according to a new book, The Real Romney (HarperCollins, 2012).
Tillery sent e-mails to A.J. Barto, a former Salt Lake City firefighter helping the 9-11 widows and orphans, citing a policy barring giveaways, but Romney gave 100 free surplus tickets ($885 each) to Utah legislators. I was outraged at the hypocrisy, Barto told Kranis and Helman. In less than two months, he went from saying, Were going to run a tight ship to throwing out free tickets to a group of people who could help him politically. (221)
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The best laugh was that he won’t get all the delegates from Fla. LOL!!
They should get free tickets because?
Maybe we should tax anyone with a job and give 39% to widows and orphans.
This is all so absurd.
Missing the point TOTALY! When given the opportunity to do something nice for woman and children who had their loved ones RIPPED from them in such a VIOLENT way, he chose to ignore them and give those tickets to people that he could get political favor from.
Talk about being generous. What a guy.
Next you'll be telling me that he ties his dog to the roof of his car.... Oh, wait...
Heh, well maybe or maybe not - you seem to have trouble expressing your opinions in words rather than pictures.
While I’m sure you base point has been expressed, do you wish to actually express your opinion?
Romney gave free tickets (free, as in, paid for by us taxpayers) to a bunch of politicians. And so those politicians were entitled to free tickets because?
Hi, long time no see. Thanks for posting the photo of the billboard. Yes, I do miss him.
1.) He is a blasphemous heretic
2.) He isn’t a republican anyway
(BTW, his dog was NOT sick prior to the trip. He didn't want to bother with the dog in the car. The dog got sick after riding on the roof for hundreds of miles)
Seriously? Why should he? If you can't understand what he's saying with simple pictures then how on earth are you going to begin to understand his logic?
To me, he said it all without saying a word. :-)
Ah, now I have to agree with you! He is destroying the Republican Party, but only as you and I know it! The Republican Party has destroyed itself much earlier (maybe a few decades now).
Our problem is trying to either resurrect the Republican Party or starting a new party. Seems to me that the only choice is a NEW Party (see Tea Party).
Yes, scary as it seems, we are no longer in control or have any influence within the Republican Party. It is past time to forget them and move on...
What the Republican Party today is akin to the Democrats - stay in power and control the money. It has little to do with morality, philosophy, commitment. It seems to be all about political power and it infects both parties.
Heh...Okay. The simple minded are always pacified by pictures.
Oh I know but the RNC chair was just on Greta and his is blowing smoke up our you know what.
This is going to get real ugly.
Nope. This story is by Charles C. Johnson:
Charles Johnson of LGF is this guy:
I had to go and look it up when you posted the author's name. I couldn't imagine that Britebart would hire that Charles Johnson.
Really? Because the story I got was that the dog was in the car and got sick with diarrhea (happens to dogs and cats alike - trust me I know) and THAT is when he decided he would rather have the dog on the roof of the car instead of in the car.
Never did I EVER once consider doing such a thing with ANY of the animals I have owned over the years. Having an animal get sick is just a hazard of traveling with pets...
But able to see the BIGGER picture within the pictures... YES!
Keep trying though. Eventually you will get there.
Gingrich knows the rules and the law. They did the wrong thing. Newt may lose but he’ll make the elitists look like the scum they are.
He didn’t give some tickets to the “needy.” Wow. I didn’t get free tickets either. Should I bellyache about it? Seriously, this is an issue? Romney has an entire record over two decades and people are trashing him over not giving free tickets to the olympics to the “needy” lmao.
And the entire topic is BS. Liberal BS. Focus on his liberal record. It’s enough to turn people off.
Nope. The dog was always on the roof. He said there was no room in the car. The dog got diarrhea and it ran down the back windshield of their station wagon. He stopped at a rest stop or gas station, hosed down the dog and the car and drove off.