Sunday, March 04, 2007

In Which I Propose a Deal to the Romneyites

Well, at first, the Romneyites responded to my question below with the usual cliches and talking points:

Knee-jerk Bill Clinton references: your party leader is famous for saying, "it depends on what is, is"

Hair splitting denials: She didn't call Edwards anything.. ("I'm sorry, but "I'd like to talk about John Edwards, but if I use the word 'faggot' I have to go into rehab" is nothing but a coy and cutesy way of calling someone a "faggot.")

Everyone else is just as bad, so why are you picking on Mitt: So everyone who spoke at CPAC is responsible for Coulter's words, eh? Rudy, Newt, Huckabee, Brownback, Hannity, etc . . . have all gone on the record on this Coulter affair, right?

Finally, however, there was this from a Romney spokesman:
Kevin Madden, a spokesman for Mr. Romney, said: “It was an offensive remark. Governor Romney believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect.”
To which I say:

Good for Governor Romney. We seem to all be on the same page here as to the folly of trying to hang the remarks of a speaker at a meeting around the neck of a candidate who happened to be at said meeting.

Now perhaps we can stop hearing about something said by Michael Moore or Rosie O'Donnell or David Geffen or Barbra Streisand or Harry Belafonte or even some obscure Muslim cleric leading an innocuous prayer that some people found threatening. I hope Governor Romney (and, just as importantly, his supporters) will take the high road and abide by this.


So maybe if we can get the press on board, a new day might be dawning in political discourse. Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?


Phoebe Fay said...

Good work on trying to get straight answers from a crooked guy! Of course, there's still the question of why he would be associating with someone like Coulter who is known for nothing but homophobic, xenophobic, racist, nasty, mean rhetoric. Come to think of it, has she ever said or written *anything* positive or productive?

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Romneyites...sounds like some nasty alien race from Star Trek.

Which explains quite a lot.

Toni L.P. Kelner said...

As a resident of Massachusetts, the only reason I'd ever vote for Govenor Romney for president is to get him the heck out of my state!