Here is a story with so many lovely layers of gooey rich ironies — like a trifle, or a Spotted Dick! First, Mitt Romney is in New York City today, cold hangin’ out at firehouses with Rudy 9u11iani while near-simultaneously criticizing Barack Obama for “politicizing” the death of Osama Bin Laden. Second, did you know Obama should have handled the whole OBL unpleasantness the way Mitt Romney says he said he would have? Fellows, it is true. “It was naive on the part of the candidate to say he would go in,” Romney whined like a total bitch. “It was a very uh uh uh if you will fragile and flammable time in Pakistan, and I thought it was a mistake of him as a candidate for the presidency of the United States at that time to announce that we would go in. Rather than to just, as I did, say we reserve the right to go in wherever is appropriate to secure the interests of the United States of America.”
So did Romney say that thing he says he said, about of course reserving the right to turn Osama Bin Laden into a rapidly decomposing coral reef? DON’T BE RIDICULOSE!
Here is what he said back then, because he was trying to score political points (or even believed it!):
“I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours… I don’t think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort,” Romney told reporters on the campaign trail.
And also this:
“It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
Anyway, here is some video. Do stick around to you get to poor (seriously, actually felt bad for the ol’ bot) Mitt’s facing freezing in horror when he finally realizes his heckler is yelling “ROMNEY IS A RACIST” over and over again. You kinda gotta hand it to the guy for going to NYC on May Day. That is at least as terrifying for a corporate jackal as, say, a midnight ride to wartorn Afghanistan.