Monday, January 21, 2008


I just heard Mitt Romney, on CNN, describe the U.S. Constitution as a piece of paper with a lot of words on it.

I have no words...


rennratt said...

Well, technically, he's right.


I'm guessing he's at a loss for what those words MEAN.

Lewis Black has noted that "Voting in this election is not unlike choosing which flavor [crap] you want on your sandwich".

I'm beginning to wonder if he's right.

Dawn said...

Ya know, I kind of had the same reaction. It is...but it's perhaps the most important piece of paper with a lot of words on it in our country.

He was answering the question of whether or not the Constitution is a living document and his response was his way of dismissing that notion.

It's still kind of shocking to me to hear someone say it quite in the manner he did. I often find his tone to be condescending and while it doesn't necessarily come across that way here, on TV it definitely did.

I definitely think Lewis Black is right. I love that guy. He's hilarious and always dead on.

Suz said...

I'm a lot less concerned about a statement like this than what W and Cheney and the Republican Congress already destroyed of the Constitution.

Vote Democratic! None of the democratic candidates would ever utter a statement such as this, and I don't think it's JUST because they're all lawyers!

Jeremy said...

Unlike another son of a politician and former GOP governor who recently ran for president, Mitt Romney has actually demonstrated some genuine bona fides in the private and public sector that might lead one to believe he'd make a good Chief Exec. (Okay, admittedly, I never thought that, but I actually have family in Massachusetts, so I know the way this guy operates)...

In any event, I must admit to finding every aspect of the man's campaign stupefying. It's like the more he tries to show his authenticity, the faker he becomes. The more he attempts to focus on substance, the less substantive he appears. And his sons freak me out, too.

What a strange campaign. It's kind of funny, but also a little bit poignant. And I don't even like the guy.