#Romney, Registered Lobbyist, Snagged $1.3 Bill in Fed Gov’t for ‘02 Games
As we await THREE HOUR LONG 2012 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony, here’s your political/Olympic tidbit of the day: When he ran the 2002 Olympic Games, Mitt Romney was an o-fficial lobbyist.
Romney — an avowed loather of the $787 biiiiiiiiiiiillion federal stimulus package — was SO good at his job that he snagged $1.3 biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillion from the feds. As we all remember — and yours truly was in the presence of Mitt’s hair gel covering The Games for The Chronicle — concerns about security were high in the months shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But not all that money went towards security.