Saturday, May 19, 2007

Would You Buy a Used Constitution From This Man?

Mitt Romney

I'm glad they're at Guantanamo. I don't want them on our soil. I want them on Guantanamo, where they don't get the access to lawyers they get when they're on our soil. I don't want them in our prisons. I want them there.

Some people have said, we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is, we ought to double Guantanamo.

--Mitt Romney

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Anonymous said...

Good grief.

bjkeefe said...

When I lived in the-state-that-Mitt-will-not-name, he took advantage of the Big Dig fiasco and the Democrats in their usual circular firing squad, and won the election for governor. At the time, I thought he was merely an expensive suit with an implausible haircut.

Frightening, isn't it? Never were a noun and verb more spot on than in my memory of that time: Romney creeps in.

Brando said...

He was one of the ones who also didn't believe in evolution, right?

bjkeefe said...

No. It was Tancredo, Huckabee, and Brownback (source).

From what little I know of Mormonism, I understand that they not only accept evolution, but wholeheartedly embrace it. Something to do with their notions of praying for your ancestors' souls, so that those who died before Joseph Smith brought The One True Word to the peepul might be saved from an eternity of limbo. Or something like that. The Mormons have long had a reputation for maintaining one of the best genealogical databases, and this is somehow related their tolerance of godless Darwinism, too.

So, there are many, many things to dislike, and even fear, about Romney, but at least he's okay on this one issue. Call him 99 and 44/100% bad.