January 14, 2008

PHONEY-OP:

Romney photo-op was with staffer's mom (Kenneth P. Vogel, Jan 14, 2008, Politico)

A well-publicized weekend photo-op for Mitt Romney turns out to have been missing a piece of information that might have undermined its credibility: the unemployed single mom at the center of the event was the mother of a Romney staffer.

Local and national media outlets, including Politico.com, reported that Romney was the picture of empathy as he sat at the Marshall, Mich. kitchen table of 51-year-old Elizabeth Sachs, a single mother of two who lost her job as a retail manager – as well as her health insurance – and is running out of money as she tries to sell her house to move to Florida.

What wasn’t reported – and what the Romney campaign did not reveal at the time – was that one of Sachs’ sons, Steve Sachs, is a paid employee of Romney’s campaign, organizing five counties in Michigan.


He gives off that William Hurt in Broadcast News vibe.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 14, 2008 11:49 PM
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In politics, the Albert Brooks types usually don't succeed.

Posted by: ratbert at January 15, 2008 8:39 AM
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