Marcia Vickers of Fortune Magazine today said she also had a creepy encounter with Garrity:
Vickers said that after conducting a 45-minute interview with Romney in the car from Concord to Alton, she retrieved her own car in Alton and began following behind Romney's SUV en route to the next campaign stop in Wolfeboro. On the way, she said, Garrity steered the SUV into a dirt pull-off and instructed her and another car to do the same. Garrity then got out, approached her car, and asked who she was, Vickers said.
She said she told him she was with Fortune and had coordinated her reporting trip with the campaign. Garrity, she said, told her no one was allowed to follow Romney's car and ordered her to go ahead to the next campaign stop, at the Wolfeboro Inn.
How weird is that. Some of these times, Romney was in the same car when Garrity pulled the possey over and got out of the car.
The Romney people are beginning to make like they were clueless he was driving people into ditches in roadside police-like inquistions:
Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said Vickers's account comes as "a total surprise" and that he hadn't heard any complaint from her.
"We made every effort to accommodate the reporter, even going so far as to have staff transport her rental car so that she could easily get from event to event that day while interviewing the governor for her story," he said. "It was a day packed with travel events and by all accounts the travel, campaign stops and interview went successfully."
According to Romney, they give Garrity "the benefit of the doubt" and he "hope other people do, too."
Are we supposed to have confidence that Romney would recognize jihadists?