Friday, July 20, 2007

Mitt's Marshals

Jay Garrity, Mitt's former Director of Operations who is on a leave of absence but still on the Romney campaign payroll, is back in the news this morning.

The Boston HERALD (update: we initially said it was the Globe. Or apologies!) is reporting that Garrity "created phony law enforcement badges that he and other staffers used on the campaign trail to strong-arm reporters, avoid paying tolls and trick security guards into giving them immediate access to campaign venues."

Under Massachusetts state law it is illegal to use a badge without authority.

Team Romney advance staffers Mark Glanville and William Ritter are also accused in the Globe article of flashing the fake badges along with Garrity.

Which probably means that Glanville and Ritter are now under formal investigation in Massachusetts.

Of course, we've never heard those two refered to as "the sixth brother" (as Garrity is) so we're fairly certain that Mitt's not going to have any trouble kicking Glanville and Ritter overboard if this new twist takes off.

This story is so weird!

Of course the defense lawyers are loving it.