Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Solving gun violence by 'thoughtful consideration'

One of the unheralded benefits of presidential campaigns is that they occasionally provide  solutions to some of America's most troubling problems. I will mention just one, Mitt Romney's courageous response to the  recent multiple shooting sprees  that have claimed so many victims.  But when Mitt turned up at a press conference in Florida after another bloodbath  in College Park, Tex., he proved to be a presidential candidate ready to lead us out of Plato's cave.

Stricter gun control laws?  Naw, that won't do.  Then what do you suggest, Mitt?  Let him explain:
"This raises once again the question of what can be done to help prevent events like this from occurring.  I guess I'm not referring to any particular legislation.  I'm just saying this is  something that needs to make thoughtful consideration."
After thoughtful consideration, we decided to haul out the Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) Award, which might make him a multiple recipient over the past year.

1 comment:

David Hess said...

The "thoughtful consideration" should be translated as, "What does the National Rifle Association think?" Again, Mitt is confronted by a tough issue requiring moral courage and leadership -- and is found wanting in both.