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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:09 PM

Even The Mitt Bobbleheads Were Made In China—By Ann Romney’s Brother

Source: National Memo

Have you ever seen a Mitt Romney lookalike bobblehead doll? Or the parody video, since removed from the Internet, with former Republican candidate Jon Huntsman’s three daughters interview a nodding Mitt bobblehead?

This year, the Romney bobbleheads are marketed on the Internet, along with Barack Obama bobble-eads that are reportedly selling faster. But the original Mitt bobblehead first appeared four years ago and was produced—by Ann Romney’s brother at a factory in China—as a party favor for big donors.

Last January, when former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was still in the GOP presidential primary race, his three daughters “went rogue” and produced the video, with two of them donning blonde wigs to imitate Fox News anchors, and “interviewed” a Romney bobblehead doll. As they studied their nails and asked sarcastic questions — “Governor Romney, people accuse you of being stiff. Do you agree?” — the bobblehead would rapidly oscillate, indicating yes or no.

If those dolls could talk, they might have a lot to tell about their country of origin and who made them there. Although Romney now complains frequently that China has unfairly “taken American jobs,” the Chinese bobblehead Mitts are yet another example of Romney’s propensity to invest in the People’s Republic—and to enrich family members such as Roderick Davies, his brother-in-law, who oversaw the creation of the dolls in China through a Utah company called Asian Sources, Inc.

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Read more: http://www.nationalmemo.com/even-the-mitt-bobble-heads-were-made-in-china-by-ann-romneys-brother/



There's video at the link, too, a news story about the video showing Huntsman's daughters having fun at Romney's expense, interviewing a bobblehead.

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highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
SoapBox Oct 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #3
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #7
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #2
maxsolomon Oct 2012 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #5
AsahinaKimi Oct 2012 #6
trouble.smith Oct 2012 #8
Blue Owl Oct 2012 #9
aletier_v Oct 2012 #10
jmowreader Oct 2012 #11

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:20 PM

1. SO...Mittens is made in China?!?

Guess we should have known!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:30 PM

3. Manchurian Candidate ---

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:26 PM

7. +1

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:28 PM

2. A lot of people in Utah are pissed at Davies and his son

because they went backrupt and lost a lot of money for people

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:50 PM

4. Can you even order a made-in-the-USA bobblehead?

I bet our bobblehead-manufacturing sector was outsourced long long ago.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:39 PM

5. Obama's stuff is 100% Made In America. The reaction by Romney?

"You mean we missed a place?"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:24 PM

6. I just had to see this...



Sorry, but...I would take a BARRY BONDS bobble head over this one..


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:36 PM

8. damn it, there goes my dream of working in a bobblehead factory!

 

damn you Mitt Romney!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:45 PM

9. Do they sweat toxic lead?

n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:52 PM

10. Mitt's Bobblehead is almost like a magic 8 ball

Ask it any question and it always nods "yes, yes, yes"

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 06:54 AM

11. Mine doesn't

I have a set of Obama and Romney bobbleheads. You ask Obama a question, and after he answers Romney agrees with him.

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