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Liveblogging Mitt
Did Mitt just say that the Republican Party will enter your homes and make sure there's no pornography there? And then, "It's not time for the party of Big Brother." Cue Scooby "Huh?" sound!

The hypocrisy is strong when Mitt says he'd use governmental power to ground Al Gore's plane. That's pure revenge politics, and it's apalling.

Current Mood: disgusted

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featheredfrog From: featheredfrog Date: September 4th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
that does it. I wanna vote for Jed Bartlett!
idancewithlife From: idancewithlife Date: September 4th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Or Aaron Sorkin...
From: dsgood Date: September 4th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
At this point, I would seriously consider Stephen King.
From: technoshaman Date: September 4th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Stephen King, if Wikipedia is to be believed, is a nice guy. He supports local charities, is a well-known Red Sox fan, pro-civil-rights, and likes rock and roll (he owns a small chain of stations). Heck, I'd vote for him.
ideaphile From: ideaphile Date: September 4th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Still with the irrelevant trivia, huh?

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's transcript quotes Romney thusly:

"And I have one more recommendation for energy conservation — let's keep Al Gore's private jet on the ground!"

http://www.startribune.com/nation/27838569.html

But this is the "as prepared" text, not the "as delivered." What did he actually say?

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ideaphile From: ideaphile Date: September 4th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Never mind, I found it

I just watched the speech. His line, as delivered:

"And I have, uh, one more recommendation for energy conservation: let's keep Al Gore's private jet on the ground."

So basically you were completely off base with your statement that "Mitt says he'd use governmental power to ground Al Gore's plane."

He didn't say that at all. I'm willing to believe you remembered it that way, but I still have to ask, why?

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elfs From: elfs Date: September 4th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Never mind, I found it

No, I pretty much remembered Mitt's speech as delivered. I just have to know: who is this "us" of whom Mitt speaks, who has the authority to do what Mitt suggests?

Of course, it's for rhetorical effect. But it's the kind of casual, rule-of-men-not-rule-of-law thinking that passes for the Republican party these days. Like the little snot on the radio the other day (Mike Levin, I think) who thought that Troopergate was overblown because she only abused authority he thought she should have anyway. Rules and regulations be damned.
ideaphile From: ideaphile Date: September 4th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, anyway

He didn't say anything about "government power."

What he did say is more like a description of peer pressure than anything else.

That's that, I think.

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elfs From: elfs Date: September 4th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well, anyway

I'm pretty sure the rhetorical state of the campaign currently does not allow either Mitt or Al to consider the other a "peer" in this respect.
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