Romney slams “career politicians” in Perry’s backyard – Brown backs Quincy council hopeful – Irene damages – More trouble in Lawrence

MITT MONITOR: Former Gov. Mitt Romney took it to GOP presidential primary opponent Gov. Rick Perry in Perry’s own state of Texas yesterday, slamming "career politicians," of which Romney has only been one of for a decade or so. (AP, PI)

2012: While Elizabeth Warren’s not quite ready to throw her hat over the fence just yet (Globe), Scott Brown’s backing a candidate for city council in Quincy (WL) which is incidentally Ramblin’ Tom Conroy‘s next stop (Ledger).

DISASTER ZONES: Ben Downing is concerned about flood damage (MassLive). David Linsky wants to hear about power outages (WL). Linda Dean Campbell wants someone to do something about Lawrence (Eagle Trib.)

MITT MONITOR:
Republican Mitt Romney, on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s turf, assails ‘career politicians’ | AP: www.masslive.com
Romney to attend Tea Party Express event in N.H. from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Romney addresses VFW convention in Texas from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
PolitiFact Georgia | Georgia pol whips up debate on Romney record: www.politifact.com
In bashing Harvard, Romney hits alma mater from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

2012:
Elizabeth Warren not set to announce Senate run, but she’s ready for a fight – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
Sen. Scott Brown to attend Sept. 10 event for Quincy city council candidate – WL: www.wickedlocal.com
Senate candidate Tom Conroy in Quincy on Wednesday – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

IRENE:
Sen. Ben Downing: Flooding of roads, bridges and culverts remains a concern in the Berkshires after Irene | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Unhappy Linsky wants to hear from residents about NSTAR – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

LAWRENCE:
Methuen lawmaker calls on governor to take action in Lawrence » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
Top Lantigua aide hospitalized » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

TRANSPORTATION:
State, local officials prep for ethanol trains – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
FBI forms terror task force at Logan – WWLP: www.wwlp.com
Logan Airport Opens Counterterrorism Office | AP: feeds.wbur.org

DiMASI:
Judge denies ex-Mass. speaker new trial – AP: feedproxy.google.com
Judge Denies DiMasi New trial | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

MISC.
Feudin’ Republicans – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Tarr’s, others’ Secure Communities call too late » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA: www.gloucestertimes.com
Audit to examine troubled Mass. special ed agency – AP: feeds.boston.com
Arrest Of Obama’s Uncle Fodder For Political Blogs | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
State senator poised to become next head of Mass. AFL-CIO from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Victory for liberty and the right to videotape public officials – On Liberty blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Blue Mass Group | Crazy Khazei = Cyberbullying: feedproxy.google.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Taking one for the team: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
NH Protesters in Lebanon | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
CT Malloy Tours Irene Damage – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME Maine panel backs Democratic congressional redistricting plan | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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