Thursday, May 17, 2007

Patrick Andrade / Atlaspress

GREAT article about Mitt "Romeo" Romney in Time....


Tongue Tied
By Ana Marie Cox

Mitt Romney may be leading the underwhelming Republican presidential field in fundraising, but he also has a less dubious distinction —he leads the pack in committing professional-grade gaffes.

We speak here not of policy change of hearts or a sometimes inscrutable grasp of foreign policy, but of the pedestrian media misstatements that any politician racks up over a life time — and Romney has piled them up in just a few months...

In a similiar note, Fact Check goes thru the second Repulican Debate.

They found?

Mitt Romney claimed he didn’t raise taxes when he was governor of Massachusetts, failing to note that he increased government fees by hundreds of millions of dollars and shifted some of the state tax burden to the local level.

Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado claimed scientific reports on whether humans are responsible for global warming are split 50-50, which isn’t close to being true.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee praised a "fair tax" but failed to note that it would ease the burden on the richest Americans while imposing a stiff retail sales tax of perhaps 34 percent.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani used more statistical dexterity to manipulate statistics, claiming adoptions increased 113 percent when he was mayor.

Actually, they peaked and started a continuing decline.

Much more in depth at both sites.


At 10:45 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Romeo, Romeo.....

At 8:51 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

There you go being all factual and stuff... again.


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