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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pathetic line of the Day

From a CNN Documentary entitled "Romney Revealed"

In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21yo American but Romney was right in the middle of it
France. In 1968. France was a dangerous place for a 21-year-old American boy? You know, if France was too dangerous for him, he could maybe have tried some other country like, Oh, I don't know, Vietnam?

It's not like anyone was forcing poor old Mitt to be in France, he was there because he was classifying himself as a missionary to avoid going to Vietnam. But I'm sure he must have had serious moral objections to serving in the war, probably. 

Oh, right!

So what was so horrible about France in the 1960's?

. . . a time that Romney once described as “tough” because the French were “not happy to see Americans, because we were in Vietnam at the time.”

Yeah, I got news for ya, Mittens, no one in any country is ever happy to see Mormons knocking at their door.

Oh, God, here they come. Quiet everyone, kill the lights! 
 . . . all those dying Americans were causing protests in France, and as a result, says Romney's fellow missionary Mike Bush, “There was no train service, there were no buses, no newspapers. The electricity would go off from time-to-time.”

Oh. That must have been rough!

“There were no letters from home,” Bush continues. “The money at the time came via check. That was our lifeline was getting letters from home.”

Seriously? You're telling me that George Romney, head of American Motors and governor of Michigan didn't know how to wire money to France?  I'm sure Mitt could've taught him how to wire it to Switzerland. Or the Caymans. Or Bermuda.

Damn, CNN! You're really airing this nonsense? You do know that how ever far you bend over backwards to accommodate the right, they are never going to be your friends, right? Even if you go to these pathetic lengths, portraying a man who supported the war as long as someone else was fighting it as somehow heroic because there were protests and marches in France? You know where else there were protests and marches in 1968? EVERYWHERE! Certainly all over the US. This is what 1968 looked like in Chicago:

The 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention

In San Francisco:

In Detroit:

Well, you get the idea.

From now on, CNN, you need to run everything past Soledad O"Brien before airing it, okay?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, France DID have big student riots in 1968 and there was a lot of unrest. However, you're still right. It was nothing compared to the US and Vietnam.

Anonymous said...

Yes, he does remember the student riots, doesn't he? Then he surely must remember that they were largely driven by the tanking French economy. After all, if he was assuming a missionary position in France, he must have had a firm grasp on the country and what was happening there at the time. Sweet baby Moroni. The world was going up in flames, and all he remembers is that the checks from daddy were a few days late.