Just a few more weeks to go
Monday October 15th 2012, 11:11 pm
Filed under: Politics

Walt De Vries, George Romney’s old campaign and gubernatorial aide during the ’60’s, wrote a cri de coeur to the press. He quotes his old boss, “As you campaign so shall you govern,” in a letter the New York Times posted. He is so horrified by the behavior of George Romney’s son that he felt absolutely compelled to speak up about it.

Meantime, Paul Ryan, on his way to the airport, arrived at a soup kitchen after the patrons had left and the place had been cleaned up for the night, and with cameras rolling and a white apron on, picked up a clean pot and made it look like he was scrubbing it out. His wife and children pitched in. Reporters noted that none of the items they worked on appeared to have been dirty to start with.

The resident Republican here exclaimed to me, “What is he teaching his children!”

There’s a presidential debate on Tuesday night. It’ll be interesting to watch.

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And did you see the WaPo story in which the director of the soup kitchen was interviewed? Neither a Republican nor a Democrat would have been given permission, had permission been properly asked.

Comment by Debbi 10.16.12 @ 1:25 am

I may have said this before but it bears repeating…how do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving! It appears that its also when his hands are moving as well!

Comment by Jody 10.16.12 @ 4:27 am

There’s a presidential debate on Tuesday night. It’ll be interesting to watch.

Or not.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.16.12 @ 6:43 am

I am finding this so distressing! That people that seem to aspire to such an important office could behave so, and even moreso that others could think it wise to vote for and encourage/or permit such behavior.
I need to spend extra time brightening the corner where I am, and hoping that this doesn’t slip in too often.
I am hoping for encouragement tonight. We need to stand up en masse and say no more! It is fine to have differences in how one thinks, but the line has been crossed way too far.

Comment by kmom 10.16.12 @ 8:16 am

Did anyone else notice that his apron was sparkling clean!

Comment by Abby 10.16.12 @ 9:05 am

Oh,good grief! I will be so glad when this wrestling-in-the-mud business is OVER! They cannot change MY mind; I’ve already voted!

Comment by Don Meyer 10.16.12 @ 9:09 am

I think I could get Wilson to wash the pots promptly every night if I washed them first!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.24.12 @ 7:40 pm

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