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July 25, 2005

Mr. Romney: your pants are on fire

After stating publicly that he would not do so, Mitt Romney has vetoed the bill that would increase the availability of the "morning after pill."  This pill, which is NOT RU-486, can prevent a pregnancy from occurring for up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. 

Romney, in his 2002 campaign, supported increased availability of this pill.  But that was before he decided he needed to bow and scrape before the altar of the loons that control the Republican primary process.  So now he's claiming that he was honor-bound to veto this law because it changes the state's abortion laws, and he promised not to do that.

Pantsfire                

                  

                        

Luckily for Romney, the legislature will override this veto, allowing Romney to pander to the right wing of his party without actually accomplishing anything. 

Oh, and one more thing.  House Speaker Sal DiMasi gets it exactly wrong when he says: "The governor misunderstands the effects of this medication and regrettably misinterprets how this bill's provisions would apply to existing state abortion laws." 

Wrong, Sal.  The Governor fully understands what this medication does, just like he did in 2002, and he fully understands the impact this bill has on the state's abortion laws.  It's just that his priorities are different now than they were then.  He no longer cares what he told the people of this state in 2002, or, really, ever - he's not running for reelection, and this state isn't going to vote for him in the 2008 presidential election anyway.

Posted by David at 10:49 PM in Massachusetts | Permalink

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can we impeach this ass-kissing jerk yet?

Posted by: meredith otten | Jul 26, 2005 10:57:52 AM

Did anyone notice the front page of the Globe showing the Governor's pictures on his desk? Aren't they the pointed the wrong way? Why would your family pictures be pointed away from you? If they are pointed towards his desk chair, then there is no room to do work. Clearly this is for a photo-op. What a joke.

Posted by: Rex | Jul 26, 2005 11:30:46 AM

The Governor's excuse for this veto reads like a 7-year-old's after the fact lie to his parents. Completely impossible to believe.

Posted by: fulham | Jul 26, 2005 3:30:45 PM

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