A Slimey Hallmark Card Named Mitt Romney

by: Matt Stoller

Wed Jan 02, 2008 at 17:32

I'm sitting here listening to Congressman Dave Loebsack introducing Barack Obama, preaching the gospel of non-partisanship.  Earlier today I hit a Romney rally in a private air hanger, which was really bizarre (pics here and here).  I'll have more soon, but here's me and Romney.  I'm the one wearing the freakishly awesome hat, and Romney is the one with the fabulous hair.


Incidentally, during the speech he lauded Bush for getting us off oil, and then lamented that oil hit $100 a barrel today and that we buy 60% of our energy and that energy independence is a major challenge.  But his cadence made it all seem fine, so it was!  Or maybe straightshooter Joe Klein will call it a gaffe, as he was there.


Also, I met Craig Romney and I asked him if he writes the blog posts on the Five Brothers blog.  And he looked blank for a second, and then said 'yes'.  One Romney supporter I talked to went on and on about illegal immigration, socialized medicine, and then she insulted 'Hickabee' (she also said 'Huckster' and 'Huckleberry').  She also spoke fluent Chinese, had seven children, was really smart, a Mormon, and her husband was an engineer working for a defense contractor.  And she referred to a Thomas Jefferson line about the problem with giving each man a vote, since a majority would vote themselves money from the public treasury.  So I pointed out that her husband is a defense contractor, she looked confused, and there ended the conversation.

Good times.

Matt Stoller :: A Slimey Hallmark Card Named Mitt Romney

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Gotta love the hat!!! (4.00 / 2)
I'll give you a quarter if you go up to Joke Lyin' and tell him you're Glenn Greenwald. Aw, to be a fly on the wall to see his face......

damn (4.00 / 1)
nice fucking hat

On twitter: @BobBrigham

Love the defense contractor zing (4.00 / 4)
Not to mention the hat.  LOL

average defense contract...$12.6 Billion (4.00 / 2)
pointing out to a republican their bald faced hypocrisy...Priceless

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I love this kind of blogging! (0.00 / 0)
Oh, and can we start calling HRC 'Shillary'? ;)

"Don't hate the media, become the media" -Jello Biafra

Love the hat... (0.00 / 0)
Isn't that the hat Johnny Carson used to wear when he would deliver editorials as Floyd R. Turbow, American?

I guess the sixth brother wasn't there. (0.00 / 0)
You should have asked why they beat up this guy.

More liberal media at The Sideshow

Matthew, you gotta be the Duke of Snark! (0.00 / 0)
Well observed...

Having a Max Blumenthal moment Matt? (4.00 / 1)
Do they have any idea who you are at these things?

I love the contrast of your hat vs. all that hair gel. (0.00 / 0)
It's just too perfect.

Great shot, Matt. (0.00 / 0)
that picture of you and Romney is the balls.

These pictures are hilarious (nt) (0.00 / 0)

Bogus "Jefferson quote" alert (0.00 / 0)
The "Jefferson quote" isn't true; rightwingers love it and usually attribute it to Alexander Tytler, and that still isn't true.  Loren Collins tried to trace it and found no definitive source (first mention of it was in the 1950s) and figures it was some anonymous or little known person in the first half of the 20th century:

The Truth About Tytler


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