Mitt Romney’s son Tagg (and what is it about Republicans and strange names for their kids, anyway??? Did Mitt advise Sarah Palin on naming offspring?) has shown that he has no more feeling for those who are ill and unfortunate than his father does.
When the town of Belmont, Mass., needed money, it put a parcel of land up for sale to raise funds. Integra Medical Properties approached the town’s Board of Selectmen, seeking to purchase the land to build a residential-style hospice facility. Tagg Romney left his father’s campaign in August to head to Belmont and implore the board to prevent the facility from being built.
He purported to be worried about his property values. But, of course:
What Tagg Romney only briefly mentions is that he also bid on the land when it first went up for sale. That time, he wasn’t so opposed to non-residential buildings, as he and others were hoping to build a Mormon Temple. But other residents objected and Mitt Romney spoke up in favor of the plan.
The empathy gene is definitely missing from this family.