Ann Romney returns to politics
June 19th, 2013
02:03 PM ET
9 years ago

Ann Romney returns to politics

(CNN) – In interviews, Ann Romney has said she and husband Mitt are finished with presidential politics. But the wife of last year's GOP presidential nominee isn't going completely quiet.

During Tuesday evening's city council meeting in San Diego, Mrs. Romney stepped to the microphone during a public comment period to voice concern over the California city's procedures for developing coastline properties.

She and Mitt Romney own a beachfront home in La Jolla they've been trying to expand for years. The revelation the proposed plans included a car elevator for the garage fueled Romney's rivals' charges the Republican was out of touch with ordinary Americans.

On Tuesday, Ann Romney – wearing glasses, khaki pants and a white shirt - spoke out against the city process requiring public notices for development projects, noting that her own permit was stalled due to inaccurate information being printed in the public notification.

"Notice defects can be problematic for transparent government and public participation, two things that Mitt and I strongly support," she read from a prepared speech, detailing several inaccurate dates that were listed in the environmental documents printed in the local newspaper.

"Even if the notice was not legally required to be published in the newspaper, a public agency making inaccurate statements in public documents can lead to the public's distrust of the process," she said.

Her remarks were sandwiched between a host of other San Diegans issuing comments and concerns during the public session. A representative of San Diego State noted football season begins in two months; two residents complained about the preponderance of marijuana use; and one woman declared San Diego a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah for rules barring public prayer, before herself launching into a long prayer for the city.

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Denise

    How many rich people reside in red states? This is the true irony in who votes for them! Unfortunately, I live in a very red state. A tea party convention comes to mind when I see all of the folks here on welfare or other socialist programs such as Medicare or social security. It's very sad to see as I know they couldn't possibly afford some new teeth!

    June 19, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. freedom

    The Romney's give more of their wealth to charities and good causes than the Obama's ever have or ever will. It is the Obama's who are truly out of touch with the citizens of this country. In fact, their agenda is attempting to destroy the very fiber of our freedoms! But they won't succeed. Too many have sacrificed to make this country great – and still have skin in the game!

    June 19, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. chiznad

    Sounds like a real nut fest. Im sure she fit right in....Is there any place on earth where Mittens doesn't own a house? I bet his Temple Garments are flush with cash all the time.

    June 19, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC


    Making inaccurate comments on a public stage? It reminds me of the imposter that showed up at the first presidential debate with Obama, I mean "President Barack Hussein Obama"....
    You misspelled it, Denise. President Barack "Who's Sane" Obama. Ain't that the truth.

    June 19, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
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