Except, well, he hasn't exactly "fixed" anything since the Salt Lake City Olympics - and that had much more to do with other factors than him alone. He did a fine job in Utah, but in Massachusetts? In the Bay State - no matter how many pieces of concrete he waives in front of TV cameras or hard cover hats he wears on his head - he's not exactly part of the solution.
Much of the concrete ceiling in the Sumner Tunnel is crumbling and in danger of falling after years of neglect, Governor Mitt Romney warned yesterday, and drivers already frustrated by Big Dig tunnel closures will probably face more backups when the major airport-to-downtown route is repaired.
Here's the impression the article gives me: Mitt Romney allows problems to develop so he can fix them later. That way he'll get a front page Boston Globe article out of it. Meanwhile, innocent women get two-ton slabs of concrete dropped on their heads. The fact that the Sumner Tunnel has loose concrete shouldn't be a surprise - neither was the Ted Williams tunnel for anyone grounded in reality. The warning signs were written on the wall, literally: loose bolts, loose concrete and hanging 2 ton pieces of concrete essentially held up by duck tape. There is nothing about
Try as he may, Mitt Romney will never be President. He'll never be able to get by the Big Dig mess. He's trying like crazy now to
Mitt Romney had plenty of opportunities to be proactive on the Big Dig, but sadly opportunity alone can't save lives: only action can. It's hard to be on the action when you aren't even in Massachusetts. He's a model governor, all right: there's nothing real there other than his continuously puzzling moves that have amounted to a lot of sound and fury, but never really signifying much of anything.