Friday, March 16, 2012

Good grief: The discussion will continue manana

OK. I think Mitt Romney finds something to love about Rush Limbaugh. Maybe a lot of things. So I'd better include this part in the Romney chronicles before he finds something not to love about Rushbo. (Did I tell you that Limbaugh is an honorary member of the Republican caucus in Congress? He is, folks. ) The latest dispatch from the front reports that McMitt thinks Bill Maher is a garbage mouth - which the comedian can certainly be at times - but Rushbo is another matter , even when he tells his listeners to believe that Sandra Fluke is a "slut" and a "prostitute".

In a serial appearance on Fox's dark side, Romney, who is a presidential candidate of sorts,tried to put some daylight between Maher and Limbaugh. You may recall when the Fluke story erupted, McMitt said of Limbaugh's slander, "it's not the language I would have used" - a meek response that hardly earned him a red badge of courage. But he updated that remark to Sean Hannity, crooning, "Well, you know, I find it hard to disagree with Rush Limbaugh on topics."

He said what?!?!?

Romney, who has Darwinian tendencies, also says he is quite rich and won't apologize for it.

We figured that we had better get to that quickly because now Romney and McRick Santorum have changed the subject to whether English should be the official language of Puerto Rico, which it already is along with Spanish.. Santorum has created a stir before the Puerto Rican Republican primary by saying English must prevail if Puerto Rico has any chance of becoming America's 51st state. It was enough to force one of his delegates, Hector Perez, to bolt, only to be replaced by Carlos Baerga, the former Indians second baseman and fellow Christian conservative who said he admired Santorum for having been a longtime supporter of Puerto Rican interests. Besides, Carlos, proving there is life after the Indians, said that he had played for a half-dozen teams and joining one more wouldn't possibly hurt.

Since then, there has been some twisting and turning by Santorum to explain what he really meant while Romney tried to tell us what he really intends to do about it. In this instance, neither guy relied on much plain English - certainly not as plain as McMitt repeatedly telling us that he is quite rich and has no intention of apologizing for it. (Not even in a quiet room that he once suggested was where delicate money matters ought to be discussed ).

Santorum said he didn't mean to suggest that all Puerto Ricans should have names like Smith and Jones, not even when they played baseball, nor that they should stop going around saying things like manana and tacos unless they were talking in the privacy of their immediate family.

Back in the states, Romney said he was quite rich and wasn't going to apologize for it.

Santorum, also a Darwinian, once said people shouldn't be lifted from poverty with other people's money. Romney suggested that's not the language he would have used, but he did say he was quite rich and wasn't going to apologize for it.

Hoping to get in the last word, Santorum said teleprompters should be illegal.


David Hess said...

Hay que una palabra para esto: LOCO!

Grumpy Abe said...