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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A convenient slip of the tongue

Mitt Romney made the most egregious Obama/Osama "error" yet in the Presidential campaign. At a news conference today, Romney actually mis-corrected himself into saying Barack Obama when he should have said Osama bin Laden. Explaining why the Democrats were wrong to separate the "War on Terror" from the war in Iraq, Romney said:

I think that is a position which is not consistent with the fact. Actually, just look at what Osama--uh--Barack Obama, said just yesterday. Barack Obama calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq. That is the battlefield. That is the central place, he said. Come join us under one banner.

Of course, the quotes Romney mis-attributed to Barack Obama were actually from Osama bin Laden's most recently released audio tape. Romney's spokesman says it was just a simple mistake. Maybe so. (Although one wonders: if Obama "accidentally" were to refer to Romney as a member of the "Moron" Church, would Romney be as forgiving?)

But I like how Representative Barney Frank replied when former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey "accidentally" referred to the openly gay congressman as "Barney Fag." Mr. Frank refused to accept that it was an accident, observing,
"My mother says that in 59 years since being married to my father, no one had ever called her Elsie Fag."


Raised By Republicans said...

Way to go Barney Frank!

I agree, at some point, Obama will have to confront these kinds of "mistakes" and point them out to be the blatent appeals to racism and xeno phobia that they are.

It is clear that Romney is appealing to the kind of voter who thinks that Obama has a "funny foreign name" and is therefore not to be trusted.

And Dr. S. is right to point out Romney's massive hypocrisy. But then what should we expect from a follower of a religion that until shockingly recently held that skin color indicated righteousness...guess which skin tone indicated the most righteousness.

Dr. Strangelove said...

Good point about the skin tone. And sadly, no guesses are needed.

Barney Frank--always good for the quote--also had some choice words recently about Romney this summer (they are from the same state, after all). Said Frank, "The real Romney is clearly an extraordinarily ambitious man with no perceivable political principle whatsoever. He is the most intellectually dishonest human being in the history of politics." -June 11, 2007. Interview w/ New England Cable News.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Obama is probably happy just to get the airtime at this point...