Friday, June 22, 2007

Free Advice For the Romney Camp

Lose the cop wanna-be.


State Police are investigating one of Mitt Romney's top campaign aides for allegedly impersonating a trooper by calling a Wilmington company and threatening to cite the driver of a company van for erratic driving, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the probe.

Jay Garrity, who is director of operations on Romney's presidential campaign and a constant presence at his side, became the primary target of the investigation, according to one of the sources, after authorities traced the cellphone used to make the call back to him. The investigation comes three years after Garrity, while working for Romney in the State House, was cited for having flashing lights and other police equipment in his car without proper permits.

Not that it will save him from the impending tidal wave of Fred Thompson victory parades, but it never hurts to do the right thing.

Unless, of course, you're a politician form Massachusetts. So, I'll understand if Mitt decides to keep this guy on board.