Soren notices a piece from the Associated Press:
The motorcade of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney exceeded speed limits and went through stop lights Friday as local law officers escorted him, blue lights flashing, to campaign events in two South Carolina counties.Romney claims to be unaffected by the ways of Washington -- and he was awfully quick to distance himself from Larry Craig. But if he thinks himself above the law, how is he any better than most of the current crowd? The only difference between this and what Jon Corzine did is that Corzine actually holds a high elected office.
Sheriff Jason Booth, a Romney supporter, led the candidate’s motor home and staff cars with his blue lights running from the Aiken County line through Saluda County to the Newberry city limits, according to an Associated Press reporter following the candidate.
The caravan traveled between 10 mph and 15 mph over posted speed limits. The posted speed limits were 45 mph and 55 mph.
I'm sure a response/apology/explanation will be forthcoming. I'll look forward to hearing the explanation. I imagine it will be some combination of:
- I wasn't aware of what the motorcade was doing;
- I don't endorse this;
- I'll reimburse law enforcement for the costs associated with it.