The Globe certainly has a bombshell today on Gov. Mitt Romney. Scott Helman reports on Romney’s speech before the Heritage Foundation yesterday in Washington. He quotes the governor thusly:

ROMNEY: How many individuals are coming to our state and going to those institutions who have come from terrorist-sponsored states? Do we know where they are? Are we tracking them?

How about people who are in settings – mosques, for instance – that may be teaching doctrines of hate and terror. Are we monitoring that? Are we wiretapping? Are we following what’s going on?

Not to be simplistic: of course mosques that teach “doctrines of hate and terror” ought to be monitored. But Romney seems to be proposing a surveillance regime that would make John Poindexter blush.

I would love to see a transcript of Romney’s remarks. If anyone finds one, please pass along a link.

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