Michigan: Lightning Strikes Thrice

Some say that Michigan's Republican Governor George Romney is still biding his time while waiting for presidential lightning to strike. Recently, lightning struck three times—but in each case, Romney was the political victim, not the benefactor.

First, in a blistering attack on Romney, veteran G.O.P. State Senator Clyde Geerlings publicly resigned from the Republican Party. Geerlings, chairman of the senate tax committee, accused Romney of supporting the biggest budget in state history ($633 million), and "getting it by twisting the arms of Republican legislators." Romney, he raged, had "kicked farmers in the teeth," "thrown small business into a...

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