The inestimable stenographer over at CBS, Jan Crawford includes an interesting tidbit in her "GOP in disarray" story today datelined Warsaw. After reviewing the warm reception Poland's rightwing leaders have given Romney on his tour there (but somehow missing the fact the Solidarity trade union explicitly criticized the Republican for his anti-labor policies), with the obligatory nod to the ongoing controversy over Romney's impolitic remarks about Palestinian culture, Crawford tells of an exchange between Romney and his press entourage at the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here's how Crawford tells it:
Romney visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Tuesday, and as he left, reporters shouted questions at him about the Palestinians and their response.The aide later called to apologize, confessing he'd lost his cool.
He didn't answer.
An aide told reporters to show respect, that it was a holy site for the Polish people. But the questions continued,and the aide told reporters to shove it.
Some people think Romney is fine with the press firestorm surrounding his London and Jerusalem gaffes. He's not. He's feeling the heat, and it's taking a toll.