You have to hand it to the Mitt Romney for President campaign. They keep trying.
I couldn’t believe how badly they screwed up the first time, but once again they have managed to convince a major newspaper to confirm a story that they didn’t like. From Politico, here’s the letter the Boston Globe wrote to the Romney campaign spokesperson who demanded a retraction/correction/apology/do-over.
Dear Ms. Gitcho:
We received your request late this afternoon for a correction regarding this morning’s Globe story. Having carefully reviewed that request, we see no basis for publishing a correction. The Globe story was entirely accurate.
The Globe story was based on government documents filed by Bain Capital itself. Those described Governor Romney as remaining at the helm of Bain Capital as its “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president” until 2002. The story also cited state financial disclosure forms filed by Romney that showed he earned income as a Bain “executive” in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings.
The Globe story accurately described the contents of those documents.
The Globe story also gave a full account of the Romney campaign’s position that, notwithstanding several years of regulatory filings, Mitt Romney “retired from Bain Capital in 1999 … (and) has had no involvement in the management or investment activities of Bain Capital, or with any of its portfolio companies, since that time.” In your correction request, you reiterate points that are fully detailed in the Globe story.
Editor, The Boston Globe
These guys are the brain trust of the guy who wants to run our country. Wow.
Here’s the scene in question again:
UPDATE: A friend sent me this clip.