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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Romney's Lips SEALed

The GOP plutocrat has crassly politicized the Libya consulate killings from the start but now he's been halted if briefly--by the mother of the Navy SEAL he once met who died in the episode.  He started mentioning his meeting with the SEAL on the stump yesterday which apparently made mom hopping mad.   From ABC:
He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama,” said Barbara Doherty, the mother of the slain Navy Seal Glen Doherty. She added, “I don’t trust Romney.”

A Romney aide told ABC News today that the Republican candidate will respect Mrs. Doherty’s wish and stop telling the story on campaign stops about how he met Doherty a few years ago.
In fact, two of Doherty's friends report his reaction to meeting Mitt:
“He said it was very comical,” Ellefsen said in an interview with radio station KIRO. “Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale.”
“Honestly it does make me sick,” Ellefsen  said in the interview with KIRO’s Libby Denkmann. “Glen would definitely not approve of it. He probably wouldn’t do much about it. He probably wouldn’t say a whole lot about it. I think Glen would feel, more than anything, almost embarrassed for Romney. I think he would feel pity for him.”
 

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