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Mitt Romney - 08/20/2012
Hold on, hold on, just give me enough time to figure out whether I should be offended.
After Mitt Romney's campaign issued the mildest statement possible to "disagree" with Republican Rep. Todd Akin's statement that women have magical rape sperm protection shields in their ladyparts, Mitt Romney slept on it and decided to clarify his disagreement further with the National Review. (Yeah, the National freakin' Review.)
“Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney said. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.” [...]

“I have an entirely different view,” Romney said. “What he said is entirely without merit and he should correct it.”

Holy crap! Mitt Romney doesn't just disagree; he has an entirely different view! Those are some fightin' words. And it only took him 12 hours to think about it, watch the entire country—including his own party—condemn Akin's statement, and then decide he was offended.

By the way, Mitt still hasn't explained how his view is "entirely different." Todd Akin wants to outlaw abortion in all circumstances; Mitt Romney does too, at least in his current incarnation as Republican presidential candidate in the year 2012. He has a tendency to change his mind on this issue.

But at least Mitt has worked up enough anger to go from disagreement to entirely different view, with some "I'm offended" thrown in. Way to go, Mitt. Maybe a week from now you might even be able to explain why.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

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