It appears that Mitt Romney is trying to outdo RINO Rudy’s authoritarian ways.
A controversial aide to former Gov. Mitt Romney has resigned from his presidential campaign following a Herald story in which the aide was accused of creating phony badges to strong-arm reporters and gain access to restricted areas.
It makes one wonder what Romney’s aides do after hours.
Romney Director of Operations Jay Garrity released a statement detailing his decisions to leave the campaign this afternoon.
Let me guess: “I’d like to spend more time with my family.”
“I have resigned from the Mitt Romney for President campaign so that media attention on me will not become a distraction to the campaign’s efforts,” Garrity said in the statement.
I thought so. That’s close enough.
But multiple-choice Mitt has executive experience, er, he, uh, knows how to make emotion-free (thoughtless) decisions about who to employ in his staff. Er, unless they’re kinky authoritarian types.
Garrity is being investigated in two states for allegedly impersonating a law enforcment officer.
A presidential campaign source told the Herald that Garrity created phony badges and directed subordinates to use them to project an image of security on the campaign trail. The source said the badges were employed to strong-arm staff and reporters at campaign venues.
In an unrelated story:
“I support tough interrogation techniques, enhanced interrogation techniques….”
Hmm. Like I said the stories are unrelated. Pleasant dreams!
See also: More Willard “Mittens” Romney coverage.