Mitt Romney’s friends provide ammo to his critics
Mitt Romney is stacking his team with policy advisers from the George W. Bush administration — and it has conservatives up in arms.
The Republican right cringes at some of the high-profile people Romney is leaning on for donations and advice, including three former Bush-era officials whose recent records include lobbying for Solyndra and advocating on behalf of cap-and-trade legislation and carbon taxes.
Romney’s long-ago environmental associates are also causing him problems, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the conservative blogosphere reveling in 6-year-old news releases showing how two current Obama administration officials — Environmental Protection Agency air chief Gina McCarthy and White House science adviser John Holdren — once helped the former Massachusetts governor craft his climate change policies.
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