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Friday, July 27, 2012

Rupert Murdoch's New York Post on Romney in England:

Editorial: (emp add)
If Mitt Romney’s trip abroad is meant to burnish his foreign-policy bona fides, he’s off to a reasonably good start — even if the usual boo-birds are painting his remarks in London yesterday as a gaffe. ...

Of much more significance is what Romney said later: “I’m looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again.”

That would be the bust meant to celebrate — and cement — the special relationship that has informed US-British relations for a century or more.

The bust that was a gift to the American people from Britain in the wake of 9/11 — meant to recall America’s succor as night was falling across Europe in 1940.
If a foreigner came to the United States and bitched about all sorts of things, would a subsequent statement about wanting to have a portrait of George Washington on the wall quell the outrage? Or would it look like a phony gesture of sympathy?



6 comments

There's already a permanent Churchill bust in the White House residence.

Obama merely returned the one expressly lent to GWB by Tony Blair to stiffen his resolve in the GWOT. It wasn't a gift.

Obama's returning it was not an insult, but an expected courtesy.

Your George Washington parallel is brilliant. Silly and craven.

By Anonymous Emphyrio, at 7/27/2012 8:59 PM  

The bust of Churchill might be R-MONEY'$ reminder that Churchill was a prodigious drinker and cigar smoker, apparently two no-nos for Mitt.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 7/28/2012 4:42 AM  

What if all the things they bitched about turned out to be true?

I mean, what could Mitt Romney possibly know about running an Olympics?

By Anonymous jms, at 7/31/2012 5:42 AM  

"I mean, what could Mitt Romney possibly know about running an Olympics?"

R-MONEY'$ in the running to win the GOLD for FLIP-FLOPPING and DRESSAGE-IN-MOUTH.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 7/31/2012 7:35 AM  

"I mean, what could Mitt Romney possibly know about running an Olympics?"

Possibly about as much as he did about running a state. One term was about all he could muster. He hung around long enough to build up cred for a presidential run. Didn't matter anyway, because his constituents hated his guts.

By Anonymous Death Panel Truck, at 8/09/2012 12:56 AM  

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By Blogger Marta Clavero, at 8/20/2012 6:01 AM  

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