Michigan: Forward in a Fortnight?

Among the favorite political pastimes of Michigan's Republican Governor George Romney is making frequent speeches that cite percentage figures for the progress of his programs, plead for bipartisan unity, exhort Michiganders to "put an end to stalemate and drift" and "move forward."

But in his quest for bipartisanship, the Governor bears a heavy burden in the Falstaffian form of his Lieutenant Governor, T. (for Thaddeus) John Le-sinski, a 300-lb. Democrat who loves to ridicule Romney. Last week Romney returned from a two-week vacation in Hawaii to discover that Lesinski, as acting Governor, had just issued a devastating takeoff on Romney...

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