Mitt Romney tells the Weekly Standard that he'd eliminate some federal agencies if he's elected president, but he won't say which ones. Said Romney: "One of the things I found in a short campaign against Ted Kennedy was that when I said, for instance, that I wanted to eliminate the Department of Education, that was used to suggest I don't care about education. So I think it's important for me to point out that I anticipate that there will be departments and agencies that will either be eliminated or combined with other agencies... but I'm not going to give you a list right now." Jonathan Chait summarizes: "One of the things I have found in previous elections is that announcing my plans makes people want to vote against me!"
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