Author's Note: This diary has been updated every time I thought of another #retroactively joke.
Ed Gillespie, Mitt Romney's top campaign adviser, stated Sunday on "State of the Union" that Romney cannot be held responsible for decisions made at Bain Capital between 1999 and 2001, because Romney had retired from Bain to run the Olympics in Utah "retroactively."
Gillespie may feel a need to say he never said that "retroactively", since it has become an instant butt of many jokes on twitter, and will soon be on late-night television comedy shows, as well.
This got me to thinking -- where would we be if we could all change history retroactively? Imagine all of the blogs that never would have been written if everyone could employ the Republican magic trick of revisionism. Just off the top of my head....
The Skipper to Gilligan: Professor says there's a storm coming. No more tours today. #retroactively
Romney got schooled by his high school's Gay/Straight Alliance. He feels bad now about bullying the kid with the long hair. #retroactively
Microsoft: Not sure if Vista is ready to market yet. #retroactively
Herman Cain: I only have eyes for my wife. #retroactively
OctoMom: I'm on the pill #retroactively
Al Gore did invent the interweb. #retroactively
Donner Party: Let's just wait and go in the spring. #retroactively
Colorado Springs City Council: Cut everything else in the budget, but don't touch the fire department #retroactively
Curious George: I should just listen to the man in the yellow hat #retroactively
Christine O'Donnell's Campaign Manager: Don't even address the witch stuff. They're trying to change the frame. #retroactively.
Newt Gingrich's Campaign manager to Newt: Whatever you do, don't say "moon colony". #retroactively.
Kate Gosselin's publicist: Come on Kate, you and I both know you can't dance. #retroactively
Miss North Carolina 2007prepares for the interview portion of the beauty pageant. #retroactively
Ruler of Troy: I don't trust those Achaeans. Don't let in the giant gifted horse. #retroactively
Dan Maes decides not to run for Governor #retroactively
Scott McInnis decides to do his own research when his name's on something, double-checking references #retroactively
Ken Buck answers the question "Why should I vote for you" with "Because I honor and respect women". #retroactively
John Kerry decides not to go windsurfing #retroactively
DesCartes: I thought, therefore I was #retroactively
Mitt Romney decides not to use the Etch-a-Sketch prop #retroactively
All of Elizabeth Taylor's ex husbands: Of course I did not forget your birthday! #retroactively
Jesus of Nazareth uninvites on-again/off-again friend Judas to his Passover Seder #retroactively
Titanic crew on alert for large masses of ice #retroactively
John McCain chooses General David Petraeus as '08 running mate #retroactively
Dick Cheney takes a gun safety course #retroactively
Joe Cocker sings "You were so beautiful" #retroactively
Colin Powell decides to check for evidence of weapons of mass destruction before presenting to the United Nations #retroactively
Howard Dean controls his enthusiasm (and his voice) #retroactively
Janet Jackson makes double checks her wardrobe before the Superbowl performance #retroactively
Matthew McConaughey turns down opportunity to star in "Magic Mike" #retroactively
George W. Bush takes Katrina seriously #retroactively
Arapahoe County Former Sheriff Pat Sullivan "comes out" responsibly and gets drug treatment help #retroactively.
John Edwards honors his marriage vows #retroactively
Sarah Palin prepares for Katie Couric's questions #retroactively
Congressman Mike Coffman censors his true feelings about the POTUS #retroactively
Al Gore decides to challenge 2000 election #retroactively.
"I was, I said" Neil Diamond sings his hits #retroactively.
Anthony Weiner is being careful to keep his tweet pics private #retroactively.
Bill Clinton just offered to have that blue dress dry cleaned #retroactively.
Mitt Romney brought his beloved dog into the car with the family #retroactively.
Baltimore Colts: Maybe we should hold onto that Elway guy. #retroactively
Harry Houdini to self: I better practice that lifejacket escape trick a few more times before I fill the tank with water #retroactively
Bush tax cuts repealed #retroactively
Mitt Romney changes his facebook relationship status with Bain to "It's complicated" #retroactively
Republicans decide Mitt Romney may not be the best nominee #retroactively