Not that anything should surprise us about Mitt Romney, but he's also a big hypocrite on DC and federal spending -- Romney now claims to be an "outsider" and criticized Gingrich and Santorum for going after Washington pork. This should endear him even more to the teabaggers. ABC has the scoop and the video:
In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government.
“I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.”
“I want to go after every grant, every project, every department in Washington to assure that we are taking advantage of economic development opportunities,” Romney tells the group.
And while Romney now often criticizes his opponents for being Washington insiders, in this video he touts his Washington connections.
Romney has frequently criticized Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for their roles in getting federal money — so-called earmarks — to fund special projects in their states while they were in Congress.Video is here. It's a short clip, but you have to watch the ad first. Worth it: