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View Diary: Mitt Romney to Homeless Issac Flood Victim: "GO HOME AND CALL 211!" (233 comments)

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  •  Perhaps it was updated. (4+ / 0-)

    I can't imagine a journalist needing to fabricate that quote -- the whole article is devastating enough.  And I doubt anyone hacked just to put that quote in.  It is an AP article picked up by HuffPo and the SL Post Dispatch at two different times.

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    by gchaucer2 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 06:29:44 AM PDT

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    •  that's the only point I'm making - interesting (3+ / 0-)
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      they decided to update with that devastating quote

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 07:00:11 AM PDT

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    •  The current version has nothing to do with (4+ / 0-)
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      the flood visit.  It's about Cincinnati.  A permalink to the story, or another version of it is needed for this diary.  

      Here's the AP story itself, on Google Hosted News.  It contains the "call 211" quote:

      Romney and Jindal spent close to an hour meeting with first responders and local officials. Romney shook hands with National Guardsmen outside the U.S. Post Office and talked with a local resident, Jodie Chiarello, 42, who lost her home in Isaac's flooding.

      "He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Chiarello said of her conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.

      Chiarello said she will likely seek some other shelter because her home was submerged in the flooding. She expressed frustration about the town's lack of flood protection.

      In capitalist America, bank robs you!

      by madhaus on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 12:27:55 PM PDT

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