If you knew what we knew, then you'd know what we know. Mitt Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom today invokes the second-to-last refuge of a scoundrel in response to veteran liberal policy advocate Jim St. George's contention that the state budget crisis isn't as bad as Romney aides claim. (Patriotism, of course, is the last refuge.) Fehrnstrom told the Globe's Yvonne Abraham:
If Jim St. George had access to the same data we've been looking at, it would make his hair stand on end. This is not the time to be playing politics by downplaying the problems facing the Commonwealth.
No it isn't, Eric. So put those numbers out there and let us all have a look.