Friday, October 18, 2013

Walker Gave Romney Bad 2012 Advice, Now Slaps Romney For Declining It

The AP notes in a story about Walker's pending book that he advised Romney to run as the face of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City which Romney oversaw.

Romney didn't take junior's advice from the grandstands. Unlike Walker, he wasn't born politically yesterday.

The more Romney were to have called attention to the 2002 Winter Games, the more he would have had to defend the massive, $1.3 billion federal subsidies for light rail and other projects he won for the Games - - hardly a strong core GOP/Tea Party/Walkeresque message - - and which Romney lavishly praised.

"Without question, we simply could not host Games in Salt Lake if it were not for the enormous spending and services of the federal government," Romney had said in a 2001 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing around cooperation between federal, state, local and private agencies for the Salt Lake City Olympics. 
"When I came to the Games two years ago, following the revelations of bid impropriety, there was nothing which caused greater anxiety than whether or not we could count on this critical federal support," he said, before thanking both the Clinton and Bush administrations for being involved with his committee's planning efforts "every step of the way."
A non-partisan report to Congress noted the significance to the Games of a federal light rail grant of $300 million.

Walker wanted Romney to tout that?

Walker wants to tout that now?

1 comment:

Betsey said...

Walker chiding Romney for failed strategy--now that's a hoot!