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Clueless Mitt Romney Insults Brits Three Times in One Day

Mitt Romney, on tour in the wilds of the UK, seems intent on doing the opposite of what he had intended. The goal was to somehow look “Presidential” by attending the opening of the Olympic Games in London. The results so far have been nothing short of a reminder to the Brits of why they let us colonists go.

Within hours (or was it minutes) of his arrival Romney was asked about the reports of problems with the pre-games security hiring. A legitimate question given Romney could provide some “Presidential” insight from his work running the Salt Lake City Olympics a few years back. Mitt’s response was to insult the host country before he even got a chance to meet the Prime Minister.  Said PM made a point of noting that his country is sponsoring the games in a real city. PM Cameron elucidated:

“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,” Cameron noted. “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere. Inevitably, you’re going to have challenges.”


Oh, and the Mayor of London was none to pleased either.

Next Mitt seemed to forget (or not know) the name of the Opposition leader, Ed Miliband, calling him “Mr. Leader.”

Mr. Leader? Well, okay then.

And to top off that already eventful day of political mayhem, if all that wasn’t enough, Romney decides to spill all the secret spy stuff beans all over the public square. Oops. That’s the part you’re supposed to be “Presidential” with Mitt. You know, the national security stuff that can get our guys (and the Brits’ guys) killed if you tell everyone.

And this is just day one of his coming out party. Can’t wait to see how he will insult the Israelis. And the the Poles.

July 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment