Much is being made of Matt Romney’s birther joke, which stirred a memory from Mittens’ last failed attempt to win the favor of Republican voters. Back then he was asked why none of his strapping young sons had served in the military. The answer, from the memory hole:
Romney: Sons Serve Country By Campaigning
(AP) Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons’ decision not to enlist in the military, saying they’re showing their support for the country by “helping me get elected.”
Romney noted that his middle son, 36-year-old Josh, was completing a recreational vehicle tour of all 99 Iowa counties on Wednesday and said, “I respect that and respect all those and the way they serve this great country.”
Oh, the unbearable, insufferable hubris of our ownership class. An RV tour of Iowa to elect his dad is somehow comparable to those serving in Iraq or Afghanistan? I don’t think so, Mittens. Of course, he’s refashioned himself into a “populist” now.
Sorry, it was hard to type that without laughing myself silly.