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Monday, June 28, 2004

Romney Fills in for Kerry at Mayors' Conference

Never missing an opportunity to embarrass John Kerry, Mitt Romney addressed the mayors' conference in Kerry's place after the senator refused to cross the police union's picket line.

"A mayor, a governor, and a president have a responsibility for making tough decisions and balancing budgets, senators don't," Romney said.

In fact, senators at both the state and federal level do participate in the budgeting process. Romney might have noticed that the budgets he's signed the last two years were initially passed by both houses of the legislature.

I think the police union is making unreasonable demands, but Kerry is also in a tough spot, needing labor backing. Romney's grandstanding on the issue is typical of his shameless politics.