PUNK'D  12:35 pm July 25, 2012

Romney Advisor Guy Slamming Obama For ‘Leaks’ Was Same Dude Who Leaked On Valerie Plame

by Doktor Zoom

Leakey ManMitt Romney really wants to be seen as a credible candidate on foreign policy, but finds himself in sort of the same bind that Barack Obama did in 2008: He hasn’t actually done much in terms of foreign policy, so he’s hired a bunch of people to help advise him. How about some ambassadors? Ambassadors are probably good, we think, although we haven’t read that much Henry James. So of course it makes sense that, to support his tough-guy speech on the eve of his whirlwind visit to his money in overseas accounts, Mittens would release a ponderous statement of support from one of his ambassadors on retainer. The advisor, former Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman, penned a nice boilerplate paragraph about how Romney’s Reno speech was all “Reaganesque” and stuff, blah blah no apologies for America and so on, and then the thing closes by echoing Romney’s VERY SERIOUS concerns that the Obama administration may have leaked information about the Bin Laden raid and drone attacks, back when everybody on the Right was whining and moaning that Obama wouldn’t release any intel about the Bin Laden raid and drone attacks:

The suggestion by Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, that the White House was behind recent leaks of highly classified secrets, highlights the urgent need for change.

And if anyone knows about how serious leaks of classified information can be, it’s Eric Edelman! After all, as Buzzfeed points out, Edelman worked for VP Dick Cheney’s right-hand man, Scooter Libby. In fact, Edelman was identified in the Justice Department’s indictment of Libby as the genius who suggested to Libby that it would be a hilarious prank to get back at Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson by leaking information to the press about Wilson. And then Libby went straight out and whispered to the New York Times’ Judith Miller all about how Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was totally a CIA operative, you know, and then everybody had a good laugh over how thoroughly Wilson had been punked, so we went ahead and invaded Iraq.

In the great cavalcade of tone-deafness that is the Romney 2012 campaign, it may be fairly unremarkable that the job of condemning the Obama administration for maybe allowing leaks would fall to the author of the Bush Administration’s most notorious leak. But we have to give them points for style.

[Buzzfeed]

 

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nounverb911 July 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

"Same Dude Who Leaked On Valerie Plame"
Is this some sort of fetish?

OzoneTom July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I had no idea that she was into water sports.

hagajim July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I'd play water sports with her.

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

That reminds me, I need to set my DVR to record Olympic water polo.

mavenmaven July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Sort of like what Seamus did while strapped to the car roof.

Fox n Fiends July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Take a Leak, Freak!

Grief_Lessons July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The pot is calling the kettle black, and that's not racial trancendence.

Generation[redacted] July 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

The kettle doesn't understand how our special anglo-saxon relationship is special.

Beowoof July 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

So you're saying he is a traitor who should pay the price. Okay, I am good with that. And also that he is a lying sack of liquid crap, I am good with that too. The only problem I have with that is that most Americans appear to lack the intellectual brain power to connect their actions to the voting booth.

Oblios_Cap July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

The suggestion by Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, that the White House was behind recent leaks of highly classified secrets

Great job, Diane.

Romney’s Reno speech was all “Reaganesque”

What, did he forget were he was?

LesBontemps July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

No, he praised the Nazis.

rickmaci July 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

What, he takes the blame for saying what he says he didn't say and/or doesn't remember saying.

Ducksworthy July 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

So, are these still the advisers who told Reagan to take sides in the Lebanese civil war by putting the Marines there as sitting ducks and then told him to run for cover when the suicide bombers blew up their barracks: thus proving to Iran that the U.S. is both stupid and cowardly? And driving Bolton insane?

ibwilliamsi July 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

They were all asleep.

Gleem McShineys July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

"Kettles wouldn't understand."

–Ambassador Pots

LastGasp July 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

He hasn’t actually done much in terms of foreign policy
How can this be true?! Mitt has so much money stashed overseas, and he's worked so hard to send American jobs to other countries.
That's the kind of foreign policy that plutocrats understand, so give Mittens some credit where credit's due.

Ruhe July 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

"How 'bout some credit now, where credit is due for the damage that we've done…"

Boojum July 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

At negative interest!

sbj1964 July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I smell Karl Rove.Yuck! Old spice,High Karate,and vile.

WhatTheHeck July 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Followed by the acrid smell of sulphur.

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

and I suspect a smidgeon of smegma and dirty underpants.

Come here a minute July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Well you don't leak about a successful operation after it is already concluded; that's just bragging. The Bushies never had to worry about that.

noodlesalad July 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hypocritical lying campaign is hypocritical, lying.

randcoolcatdaddy July 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Leaky leaker is leaking lying leaker bastard.

Baconzgood July 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

NEEDZ MOAR GOLDEN SHOWER!!!!!

TavariousChinaSmith July 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Wow, imagine if the whole Bin Laden plot hadn't been leaked and Obama had actually caught him. Wouldn't that have been something!

RadioBowels July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Willowy, wispy blond she was,
A gussied up bombshell.
Several billion dollars a month they spent,
Poignant story to sell.

hagajim July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

So Mitt, how's that glass house holding up for ya.

Mittens Howell, III July 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

You mean that car elevator in a field of broken glass?

el_donaldo July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

So between the Leaky Man and the shit-spraying John Bolton, Romney's foreign policy team has all the maturity and continence of a young toddler. And probably as articulate.

Geminisunmars July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

No wonder it resonates well with the followers.

MosesInvests July 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

To be fair, Rmoney did have one guy with real foreign policy chops-but he got fired for being Teh Ghey.

Gleem McShineys July 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Leaky Man and the shit-spraying John Bolton

I smell a theme here!

Seamus for VP!

Mittens Howell, III July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Toodlepips Madam Queen! just riding through on my dancing horse, wearing a spiked German Helmet on advice from my Foreigners Policy Experts

… Clip Clop Clip Clop Clip Clop Clip Clop Clip Clop Clip Clop Clip Clop Clip Clop …

BlueStateLibel July 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Damn, someone needs to photoshop that image stat…

SorosBot July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Hey, leaks that advantage Republicans are perfectly OK; just like while open negotiations with Iran are treason, secretly selling them weapons to finance anti-Communist terrorists in Central America is patriotic.

Fraudulently_Joe July 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

But we're AT WAR!!! The President's war-making powers let him do whatever he wants, and it's automatically never illegal, unless that President is a liberal.

WhatTheHeck July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I thought Jason Bourne took care of this guy in the last movie.

Sir_Fartz_Alot July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

My leak is better than your leak!

Ruhe July 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

So it's a pissing contest they want, eh?

weejee July 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Leaky leakers, leaking about leaking leakers? Need a good plumber – G. Gordon Liddy, no Joe, no Thomas Crapper, yes.

ChillBill July 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

IOKIYAR and understand the "special relationship" that Anglo-Saxons have.

thefrontpage July 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

What would the beautiful, intellectually brilliant Mindy Meyer do?

BaldarTFlagass July 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Well, at least this guy knows wherefrom he speaks.

noodlesalad July 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

When Mitt Romney's campaign leaks, it is truly a golden shower.

bumfug July 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

One thing we don't have to worry about is Romney's campaign releasing the least little bit of intelligence.

BaldarTFlagass July 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

So, how was Ankara, Eric? Quite a reward for you.

bobbert July 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Have you ever been in a Turkish prison, Eric?

Callyson July 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Romney advisers' meeting:

Well, shit, these voters really seem to be pissed that Mittens won't release his taxes…must distract them somehow…

BaldarTFlagass July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

You youngs laugh now, but "leakage" can become a serious problem in your advancing years.

valthemus July 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I hope Romney's army of idiot wonkfarts don't run out of stupid statements to make. I'd like to see them save 'em up and let 'em all loose the last week of October.

Chow Yun Flat July 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Romney’s Reno speech was all “Reaganesque”

So Romney had no idea what he was saying, didn't know who his audience was and was given cookies and milk afterwards as a reward for being a good boy.

Works for me.

WunkRocker July 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Did he start it off joking about nuking the Soviets?

Limeylizzie July 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

and then Nancy blew him.

Spurning Beer July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

And then he called her Mommy. (Ew.)

Gleem McShineys July 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Still, better than MRS. GOBBLECOCKS

BarackMyWorld July 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Yes, Mitt, Obama is too easy on people that leak classified info. Just ask Bradley Manning.

Chow Yun Flat July 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Dude, Who Leaked On Valerie Plame?

Dude, Where's my Car?

BoatOfVelociraptors July 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Dude, Where's my War?

SayItWithWookies July 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

So Romney's running on bringing back the Dubya tax cuts, the Dubya deregulation, the Dubya foreign policy, the Dubya fuck-the-poors, the Dubya slashing of social welfare (though more so), the Dubya privatizing of Social Security and now the Dubya retribution against whistleblowers. Jesus fuckin' Christ I hope someone walls off this horror show and deports the entire Romney campaign to the Northern Mariana Islands where they can make sweatshop Nikes for $4.75 an hour.

LesBontemps July 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

But they'll still say "Made in USA."

RadioBowels July 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Romney/Bolton '12 = Bush/Cheney III

Not_So_Much July 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

When he did it, it was Patriotism. Plus, Plame is only a girl.

Get it straight Librulz!!1!

WunkRocker July 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Yeah, Like Hillz is "just a secretary." Derrrrp

Spurning Beer July 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

She's been promoted to Office Manager of State.

didgen July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Why do you liberals always want to focus on the facts? Don't you realize it is tacky and exposes your deplorable lack of breeding?

sullivanst July 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

"Okay. So, ten out of ten for style, but minus several million for good thinking, huh?"

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Well, I get it – these people's WHOLE PLATFORM depends on the ignorance of their base, the inability to parse what they say from what they do/did/have always done – and they have truly dwindled their masses into those who are a combination of : willfully ignorant, not paying attention, completely stupid or just plain evil. Neat.

Geminisunmars July 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

No wonder they are doing so well.

bobbert July 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

these people's WHOLE PLATFORM depends on the ignorance of their base,

In a nutshell.

mrblifil July 26, 2012 at 12:04 am

Standard drunk/abusive parent syndrome: when you really really need the person you depend upon to be the person they say they are, and you have no power to withhold your affection for them even while they are beating you.

homotownrecords July 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

i broke up with a girl back in like, '06, because she didn't know who valerie plame was. then i realized a few weeks later that hardly anyone knew who she was. how were bush / cheney so good at making people not pay attn.?

Jus_Wonderin July 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Honestly, with specific regard to W, I turned him off whenever he had a speech or soundbyte. He made me physically ill when I'd hear his voice.

But, that doesn't address your question. So, I will leave. Where is the door?

Geminisunmars July 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Who?

AncienReggie July 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Hey, don't look back. Your mom was right about that girl: You were way to good for her.

JustPixelz July 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Mitt should start speaking in French to remind us how he lived in France for 30 months as a young adult. There's nothing the American public respects more than someone who can speak a foreign language (except Spanish).

Boojum July 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

And Obama can speak African!

Who is the President of Africa these days?

qwerty42 July 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This is about par for a candidate whose foreign policy talking points are based on what neocon kooks want.

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Needs moar Leak Spin!

FakaktaSouth July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Holy hell. I do not understand, I thought perhaps that would be some variation on the 70s vomit inducing plastic toy – and now I feel sort of, confused? That is a cartoon from where of a girl holding a leek why?

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

What I love about Leekspin is that even the explanation explains nothing.

Geminisunmars July 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Catchy. Leeky.

va_real July 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

It's got a great beet & you can polka to it.

But what's up with that Mogen David in her hair? Is it kloset klezmer?

WunkRocker July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

30 months while he was avoiding service in Viet Nam. Good thing though. He might have been mired by the Swift Boaters for Shit Talk too.

Ducksworthy July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

So, is talking a leak on an active undercover CIA agent worse than somebody telling exciting war stories about how they got bin Laden? We report, You decide.

SorosBot July 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

It's OK if you're a Republican.

Ducksworthy July 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Right. Isn't there an acronym for that?

Wadisay July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Mitt is really going overseas for a conjugal visit with his money.

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I am SO stealing that.

va_real July 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Burn Him!!!

Blunderthing July 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Democrats Bad. Republicans Good. Yes, maaaaaaaaaster.

Extemporanus July 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Lest we forget, Cheney was also connected — via Haliburton's profit maximizing, safety eschewing, concrete pouring techniques — with the other most devastating leak of the last ten years: the BP oil spill.

And he's still at it today: Right now, a smirking Dick Cheney is fly fishing in a well-stocked privately owned stream on his million acre estate, as blood-imbued urine steadily leaks into an old money bag he keeps where his heart used to be.

Old habits die hard…

An_Outhouse July 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Has anybody ever mentioned what exactly was the leaked information? I keep hearing Romney whine but I just think what the fuck is he talking about?

AncienReggie July 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I think the stories are two. First, somebody bragged they knew the inside story on the Bin Laden take-down. Second, someone admitted to a reporter that, yeah, we were the evil geniuses behind the worm that fucked with Iran's nuclear-related computer programming. I think. Then Feinstein bragged about how she fools Democrats into voting for her every time she primaries.

Doktor Zoom July 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Also there was an NY Times story that had a few choice details about how Obama & co make the drones' kill list.

archikvetch July 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Lambert Stretcher is not amused.

archikvetch July 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I bet Mitt spent as much time in France as Chad Newsome but did not learn as much about the world.

NYNYNYjr July 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I don't blame him- I'd like to leak on Valerie Plame. Yowwza.

Jennyjen798 July 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I kind of wish Obama would pick Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with You" as his campaign song. It really is the song of D.C.

Of course,dancing around with a straight razor, cutting some dicksmear's ear off would be pretty cool too. Bush/Cheney got away with war crimes. What's one orange shriveled Boehner ear?

Antispandex July 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I believe that Mitts is using some of those age old, tried and true methods he learned in the school yard. "Takes one to know one", "I know you are but what am I"…VERY Reaganesque indeed.

Gleem McShineys July 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I guess that bit from Jesus saying something about logs making poor corrective lenses did not make it over into the Golden Tablets?

apm July 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Mitt Loves Irony!

ttommyunger July 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

So, do you have a leakage problem, sir? Hmmmmm…..Depends.

mosjef July 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Why do you think they all have yellow socks? These guys do so much leaking, they need their prostates checked. Mittens, pass the rubber gloves.

DahBoner July 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm

If your product has no special feature or advantage, you advertise some common feature and claim it makes your product superior!

In politics, you claim your opponent is worse, because they do something HORRIBLE that you do all the time…

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