Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1194470606Pediatrician, teacher, same difference: Former Governor Mitt Romney forgot the profession of a second cousin who showed up at a campaign event in South Carolina, calling her a teacher when she’s actually a pediatrician. Hey, Mitt, there’s your new director of Health and Human Services! []

He probably thought it was a website for happy people: For two days this summer, the Romney campaign mistakenly advertised on Mitt’s press person blames the whole thing on the newfangled internets. [NYT via Bostonist]

Joe Kennedy, a state turns its frozen eyes to you: Home heating oil prices in Massachusetts exceeded $3 a gallon for the first time ever this week. Experts say that prices should fall soon, but we fear we’ll be eating a whole lot of ramen this winter. [WBZ]

That’s what not advertising in The Alewife gets you: Jonathan Janik, the Cambridge City Council candidate whose refusal to advertise in the newsletter resulted in his profile being removed by the paper’s editor, lost in yesterday’s elections. [Cambridge Chronicle]