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Romney and friends tout his bi-partisan approach to politics in Massachusetts, a claim strongly contested by those who were there.  In fact it appears that he was at war with the legislature much of the time.  (See, "Romney Claims of Bipartisanship as Governor Face Challenge.") And his supporters don't mention his heavy veto pen. This tidbit from the NY Times  should become well circulated, especially as he seeks the Jewish American vote.

 

Mr. Romney proved to have a taste for vetoes, killing legislative initiatives in his first two years at more than twice the rate of his more popular Republican predecessor, William F. Weld, The Boston Globe reported in 2004.

Some seemed almost designed to rankle legislators: one rejected an increase in disability payments to a police officer who had slipped on an ice patch. Others reflect his ramrod-straight views on ethics and government waste — knocking down a special pension deal for a state legislator; rejecting a subsidy to Medicaid payments so nursing homes could provide kosher meals to Jewish residents. (Emphasis added.)

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