Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Another for the "He has no scruples, does he?" Mittwit File

The Song of Mitt: "I'll say anything, for you, dear, anything, for you, dear, anything, for you" (apologies to Lionel Bart and the musical Oliver)

Romney refused to grant any pardons during his four years as Massachusetts absentee governor. Even to Anthony Circosta, a decorated Iraq war veteran who wanted to expunge a conviction from when he was age 13 for shooting another boy in the arm with a BB gun. (Hey, I think all the boys I grew up with were criminals!) Nope, the Mittwit couldn't grant that pardon, even though it would have allowed Circosta to become a police officer. And now as he shamelessly panders to the rabid Republican base, he advocates a pardon for poor, poor Scooter Libby, convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.

So think about this. A 13-year-old boy makes a dumb mistake. He shoots his friend in the arm with a BB gun (doesn't even break the skin). Goes on to join the Army National Guard and distinguish himself leading a platoon in the Sunni Triangle. His shooting a BB gun accidentally at age 13 cannot be pardoned by the Mittwit. But Scooter Libby, the assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney? Reveals the name of a covert CIA agent to reporters for political purposes, then lies about it repeatedly to a federal grand jury investigating the outing. Remember, he is a 54-year-old attorney. Those four criminal convictions, decided by a jury? Throw them out and set him free, proclaims the Man of the Most Convenient Answer. That's what he says now. Wait a month, he may have a difference answer. Varmint.

Or as Barney Frank said of the Mittwit, two days ago on New England Cable News:

"The real Romney is clearly an extraordinarily ambitious man with no perceivable political principle whatsover. He is the most intellectually dishonest human being in the history of politics."

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