From The New York Times:
Mitt Romney, who has relentlessly wielded the issue of illegal immigration against his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in the past few months, is facing an embarrassing new revelation that the landscaping company at his home in Massachusetts was found for a second time to be employing illegal immigrants.
Mr. Romney announced yesterday that he had fired the company, Community Lawn Service of Chelsea, Mass.
Original DVD cover.
I bet Mittsie was for the lawn before he was against it. I doubt pushing a lawnmower is within his skill set. This could be a sitcom!
The [Boston] Globe had revealed a year ago in the waning days of Mr. Romney’s governorship of Massachusetts that the company, which Mr. Romney employed at his home in Belmont, Mass., for more than a decade, was using illegal Guatemalan immigrants.
The episode was highlighted in last week’s Republican debate, when Rudolph W. Giuliani scornfully responded to Mr. Romney’s accusation that he had presided over a so-called sanctuary city for illegal immigrants while mayor of New York by saying Mr. Romney had a “sanctuary mansion.”
Hey, Rudy! At least Mittsie was paying for services. He didn’t use the city’s resources as a mistress’s personal staff.
Let’s hear what the other guys had to say:
Fred Thompson’s statement:
First Mitt Romney was for illegal immigrants working on his lawn, and then he was against it, then for it, and now I guess he’s against it again. Sounds like his position on amnesty.
Just wait until Grampa Fred wakes up and finds out the clever thing he said while he was napping!
I think it speaks for itself.
I am more than pleased with the fact I live in a condominium.
Ha, ha, ha! You got your ass kicked for your stance on immigration, so you’re thrilled someone else is in the hot seat.
….And, by the way, kids, just in case you missed the story about the poor dog:
The incident: dog excrement found on the roof and windows of the Romney station wagon. How it got there: Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the roof of the family station wagon for a twelve hour drive from Boston to Ontario, which the family apparently completed, despite Seamus’s rather visceral protest.
Massachusetts’s animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal “in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon.
Who’s pooping now, Mittsie?