- Mar 27, 2010
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The nightmarish case of one Daniel Tavares, a convicted murderer held in a Massachusetts prison only to be released by a Romney-appointed liberal judge, to kill again in another state, is now almost entirely forgotten.
If Mr. Romney becomes the Republican nominee the Democrats and reasonable people across the country will have a great deal of soul-searching to do on this case. Because the convicted murderer killed again due to Massachusetts leniency and liberal tolerance for such things (Massachusetts liberal politicians did not learn the Willie Horton lesson of being soft on crime from 1988) this case will certainly come up in the 2012 campaign.
Few media outlets covered this case in 2007. Few media outlets are covering this important story today now that Mr. Romney may well stand again for President.
Here's the money quote part of this:
Asked (11/24/07) if he was afraid the press attention on Tuttman would create a similar situation (Willie Horton and Dukakis), Romney said simply, No, not really.
Twenty months after he put a career prosecutor on the Massachusetts Superior Court bench, confident in her law-and-order credentials, Mitt Romney called yesterday for the judge to resign because she released without bail a convicted killer who went on to allegedly kill again. (Boston Globe; LA Times)Superior Court Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse issued a statement of support for the judge on November 26, 2007 several days after Governor Romney called for Judge Tuttmans resignation.
The wisdom and effectiveness of the Massachusetts court system is clearly open to question in this case. However, what is more important is the Chief Executive who, through his decision as Governor, appointed the judge who allowed the killer to go free to kill again.
In December, 2007, Two members of the board that appointed Judge Kathe Tuttman now want her booted from the bench, charging that former Gov. Mitt Romney did not inform them of her involvement as a prosecutor in a botched case that freed a child rapist.
This is ridiculous. The Romney people didnt do their investigation, Governors Councilor Marilyn Pettito-Devaney said.
» 1988 Redux-Mitt Romney
It's an extremely long article. I suggest you follow the link and read all.
The point of this is, I LOATHE hypocrisy.
You can't beat up on Michael Dukakis for this and then give Mitt Romney a free pass. (and as an asside, I always thought it was completely right to beat up on Michael Dukakis for this. There was nothing racist about the Willie Horton ads. That was just the liberal's way to bleat it was "unfair" of Republicans to expose the truth about Dukakis)
Well, here's the truth about Romney. He's just as bad.
And we are supposed to drink this kool-aid that he's conservative? McCain is more conservative than Romney!
This is NOT a guy we want becoming president and nominating people for the USSC.
I said Romney was a faux conservative in 2008. I find now, it's even worse than that.
We do NOT need this guy running against Obummer. No way!