Hmmm. Let's see... There's been a tragic and fatal event. A major city is in a state of chaos. An elected official has quickly donned a red cape, lept to a parapet and taken charge of the media, the law and the opportunity to burnish his image. He has used the situation to vilify those he has never liked. And he has said, in as many words, "Bring it on!"<br><br>I'm talking about Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and the Big Dig tunnel collapse. No 9/11, for sure. But the patterns are disturbingly familiar: Jamming legislation through in only 8 hours to take control of the inspections away from Matt Amorello, the Mass Turnpike Authority chair and long-time pariah in Romney's eyes; The revelation that these problems had been red-flagged years ago and hidden by red tape and bureaucratic smoke screens; The daily discovery that the problems are more and more wide-spread that ever imagined (to the point that the Fed is now ordering nationwide tunnel inspections); Cost overruns from day one (what started as a $2 billion project and now stands at over $14 billion not including work not yet finished, and of course, now the repairs); OMFG, Bechtel is a major contractor (surprise, surprise).<br><br>Long story short, more exploitation of a terrible thing by a conservative with White House eyes. <br><br>
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