Everyone knows that our veterans healthcare system is screwed up and brave soldiers are falling through the cracks. In this case, an injured Guardsman isn’t getting the care that he needs, and his friend asks Mitt Romney for help. Romney is not helpful. Read on:

Romney questioned the man’s status, wondering why the military wouldn’t help him if he is active duty.

"He’s in the window," Joyal said, before Romney cut him off.

"Don’t give me, ‘he’s in the window,’" Romney said. "He’s either active duty or not."

Romney said that this was a sign that Washington is broken. (Duh! Thank you!) But he had nothing useful to say:

But the only solution he offered was urging Roy to contact one of his U.S. senators. …

That answer appeared to frustrate Roy and his wife, Darlene, who said she already had contacted numerous state and federal officials.

Maybe it is just the way that this was reported, but it certainly doesn’t sound good for the governor.



bjalder26 · May 28, 2007 at 10:33 PM

If the guy’s active duty then Romney could possibly help him cut through the red tape by bringing media attention. If he is not active duty, thus not covered under our current law then it seems like his best thing for him to do is to contact his US senators. Romney doesn’t even have a government position right now. Is it Romney’s fault if those senators won’t listen to this guy’s problem?

karasoth · May 30, 2007 at 9:06 AM

Could be this guy was one of the fraud veterans or romney thought he was

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