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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A cryin' shame

Amid the obsession with Hillary Clinton "crying" yesterday -- actually, she merely misted -- one has to ask: Where was the comparable concern and mockery in the media after Mitt Romney did much the same just three weeks ago? Here's a reminder:

--Dec. 17, The Politico, by Mike Allen

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on NBC’s 'Meet the Press' today that he wept with relief when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormon church, announced a 1978 revelation that the priesthood would no longer be denied to persons of African descent. Romney’s eyes appeared to fill with tears as he discussed the emotional subject during a high-stakes appearance that he handled with no major blunders.

--Dec. 17, The Associated Press

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney's eyes filled with tears Monday as the Republican presidential contender recalled watching the casket of a soldier killed in Iraq return to the United States and imagined if it were one of his five sons. Adding a poignant twist to a story he often tells on the campaign, Romney recalled the scene at Boston's Logan International Airport while he was Massachusetts governor to make the point that the country remains united despite its differences over the war or other national challenges.

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