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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 08:34 PM
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The factually-challenged Willard "Mitt" Romney.......
from the NY Times:



Romney Learns That Facts Are Stubborn Things

By MICHAEL LUO
Published: December 22, 2007

FORT DODGE, Iowa There was the period last spring when Mitt Romney claimed while campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire that he had been a hunter pretty much all my life, only to have to admit later he had seriously hunted on only two occasions.

Then there was the endorsement Mr. Romney claimed on NBCs Meet the Press last Sunday that he received from the National Rifle Association while running for governor of Massachusetts in 2002, when it turned out the group had never endorsed him.

Mr. Romneys latest concession is that he only figuratively saw his late father, George, march with Martin Luther King Jr., something he claimed in his highly publicized speech about his Mormon faith earlier this month. Some publications have raised doubts that the event ever happened at all.

Mr. Romney once said about misstatements by his Republican rival, Rudolph W. Giuliani, facts are stubborn things. But does he have his own problem with blurring the truth?

Some of the instances when Mr. Romney has tripped up on his facts show that he is prone to exaggeration, taking what is essentially a kernel of truth and stretching it to bolster his case.

On Thursday, for instance, at a campaign stop in Indianola, he ran into trouble when talking about his record on illegal drugs while governor of Massachusetts. Mr. Romney had been airing ads in Iowa attacking his rival, Mike Huckabee, for his record on clemencies while governor of Arkansas and for reducing penalties for methamphetamine-related crimes.

Im very proud of the fact that we, my state, when I was governor, we made it tougher for people with meth labs, he said, echoing his commercial in which he claimed that he got tough on drugs like meth in the governors office. ......(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/22/us/politics/21cnd-rom...


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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 08:39 PM
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1. The guy he reminds me of...
I've been in the corporate world for most of 30 years, there is always te guy who didn't produce anything, didn't solve any discernible problem, didn't really contribute much of anything. But he did play golf, and he did somehow always show up at the victory dance, but was never really around for the heavy lifting.

Mitt is that Managing Director
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 08:54 PM
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3. Mitt is a "buzz words" type of guy
learn the lingo and try to show others that he is really in the know.
I remember this guy wanted this girl I knew to give him the "buzz
words" before a big meeting.

http://www.mlive.com/cgi-bin/prxy/weblog_photos/nph-cac... ;/mtlogs/mlive_mclive/images/Romney-thumb.jpg



BTW If my Dad or I had marched w/ MLK I sure would have know it.
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 08:46 PM
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2. Myth Romney
He tells tales.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:20 PM
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4. "Myth" - I like that
Fits him perfectly, ayuh.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:47 PM
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5. I have always wondered if "Mitt" was a frat boy nickname?
Ain't it about time for him to grow up and use one of his real names or is he ashamed of them? I mean 61 is a little old to still act like a frat boy. Mittens! (Willard Milton 'Slick Willard' Romney)
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