WITH MITT ROMNEY, WHAT YOU SEE, IS WHAT YOU GET -- FOR NOW
Mitt-Faced: What lies behind the crooked smile? Or is it a smirk? Or, both?
Photo: KUER University of Utah
"Mitt Romney isn't pro-choice, he's not anti-choice, he's multiple choice" -- Ted Kennedy, 1994
Perhaps among the more self-indulgent of the appallingly well-stocked well-spring of rancid fisherman's tales Mitt Romney's campaign hope voters will swallow hook, line and sinker this fall, is the tale of Mitt heroically swooping into Utah -- like a Salt Lake City Superman -- to "save" the 2002 Winter Olympics. In the licentious arena of malformed professional embellishments by politicians, the Romney-as-Olympics-savior assertion joins another such falsehood -- popularized by way of right-wing media distortion over a decade ago -- that of Al Gore claiming to have "invented" the Internet .
It is also in precise tune with many other of the revisionist jingles produced by Romney including his claim that "Obamacare" is so far-removed from its antecedent, "Romneycare" -- Mitt's signature legislative accomplishment as a " severely conservative " Massachusetts governor -- that as president he'd repeal the Obama version.
Then, of course, there's the attack ad released late last year in which he attributes to President Obama, a comment that Romney knew was made by Arizona Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign.