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Friday, July 27, 2012

"Mitt the Twit"

So much for that special Anglo-Saxon bond.

Mitt Romney managed to miff London, British Conservative Party leaders and a host of proud Anglo-Saxons when he sniffed about the state of security at the start of the London Olympics. The headline in Rupert Murdoch's Sun aptly summarized the hard feelings after the head of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee declared:
“It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting.”
No less a stiff upper lip than Prime Minister David Cameron was quick to shoot back:
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”

What makes the diplomatic incident all the more amusing is it came just days after an unnamed -- and supposedly discredited Romney aide -- offered a thinly veiled reference to the difference in his man's background compared to that of noted Kenyan Muslim Barack Hussein Obama:
"We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special," the Telegraph quoted the adviser as saying, "The White House didn't fully appreciate the shared history we have."
Can't wait to see what Our Man Myth says is Israel and Poland.

File under: Ugly American.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Mitt had his George Romney "I was brainwashed by the generals" moment? How many times can he put his foot in his mouth and get away with flip flopping his way out of it? It's one thing to edit what you said by small degrees to correct an error, but to continually tack 180 degrees is just too much to accept.

July 27, 2012 12:29 PM  

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