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  •  Why pretend we don't understand? (2+ / 0-)
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    Knucklehead, etoipi

    It's clear what Romney is saying: there aren't enough Islamic Americans to compel him to appoint one for reasons of appearance, or to pander to them as a demographic.

    Of course Mitt wouldn't randomly choose to work with an Islamic national security adviser -- why would he? The bigots in his party/cabinet/country club would complain, and who would be impressed? All six Muslims living in the great state of Muslimvania? The top slots are going to go to people with friends and connections and people who pay back favors. It's still the Republican Party, and it's still the culture of the financial industry, and cronyism is still the order of the day.

    At the end of the day, Mitt will be looking to assemble a big happy boardroom where everybody is rich, everyone gets along, and there are just enough non-whites and non-dudes to keep the rules of the game from being too obvious.

    We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. - Anaïs Nin

    by Valentine on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 01:42:16 PM PDT

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