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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Not Ready for Prime Time

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams in England, Mitt Romney antagonized the British nation with his comments on the 2012 London Olympics

"You know, it's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There were a few things that were disconcerting - stories about the private security firm not having enough people, a supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. That, obviously, is not something which is encouraging."

Later, Prime Minister David Cameron replied somewhat testily,

"We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active bustling cities anywhere in the world. I mean, of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

The “middle of nowhere” allusion is to Salt Lake City, the site of the winter Olympics which Romney directed.

This trip was intended to be Mitt’s soft-focus introduction to international diplomacy. Nice job, Mitt.

This trip was the first one of Mitt’s
To display savoir faire to the Brits
“Nice Olympics you got,
But security’s shot
And your strikers would give me the fits.”

The British PM then replied
“I’m afraid that you’ve damaged our pride.
Your games were OK
But it’s easy when they
In the middle of nowhere reside”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When even Karl Rove is stunned ("You just have to shake your head") that says something. Is anybody reviewing this stuff with Mittens before he gets in front of an open mike?