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Mitt Romney endorsed his own version of Operation Hilarity in Massachusetts
Here's Mitt Romney campaign spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom a few minutes ago on MSNBC, attempting to explain why Mitt Romney thinks it was okay for him to register as an independent in order to meddle in Democratic primaries, but it's not okay for Democrats to do the same in Michigan:
That was a totally different situation, that was when Mitt was a private sector businessman, before he started his political career. He was an unenrolled voter, and that meant he could go into either party primary [...] He never in any of the races where he was a candidate ever encouraged Democrats to go into a Republican primary and create mischief and that's what Rick Santorum is doing.
In other words, when it works for Mitt, he's totally cool with Operation Hilarity (even when it means he pretends to be an independent), but when it works against him, he thinks Operation Hilarity is totally unethical. That's a real touching and principled commitment to the democratic process, isn't it?

But it gets better, because when Andrea Mitchell asked Fehnrstrom if Romneyland planned to blame defeat at the polls on Democrats, he said that no matter what happens at the polls, Romney expects to get the most delegates:

Well, look, we don't expect to lose. But what I will say is no matter what happens in Michigan, and as I said, we expect to win, but no matter what happens, tomorrow Mitt Romney will gain the most delegates, we're confident of that.
I guess in Mitt Romney's world, to the winner should go the spoils. Unless he's the loser. In which case, to the loser go the spoils.

So when the rules help Mitt, he's all for following them. When the rules hurt Mitt, then you're unethical if you follow them. M'kay. Is it clear yet why nobody really trusts this guy?

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 10:39 AM PST.

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