July 21st. 2006
Sent to but not published in the Boston Globe

Adrian Walker (At home, in control, Boston Globe, July 21st. Page: B1) in discussing the Governor's new found credibility as manager of the Big Dig recovery quotes Mitt Romney as saying "I've had no involvement."

Mitt Romney is either a liar or a bully.

If he is telling the truth, then he has been trying to remove Matt Amarello from the Highway Board for the past couple of years without any information that could justify removal. In my book, that is bullying.

If he did have the information to justify removing Amarello then he and his advisors have been deeply involved in the Big Dig and the Massachusetts Turnpike and he did nothing until a fatality occurred. That does not add to his credibility; in fact he's been caught in a barefaced lie.

Either way, we need an independent investigation.