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Mitt Romney smirks after attacking President Obama over the Libya attacks
Remember the smirker-in-chief's explanation for not thanking troops during RNC?
Ignoring a request from the mother of one of the Navy SEALs killed last month in Libya, Mitt Romney today once again told a campaign audience of meeting with her son at a Christmas party two years ago.

After Romney told his story of meeting Glen Doherty during a campaign rally yesterday, Barbara Doherty—mother of Glen Doherty, one of the Navy SEALs killed in the Benghazi attack—had asked Romney to stop using her son's memory to advance his political agenda.

7News spoke with Doherty’s mother.

"I don't trust Romney. He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama,” said Barbara Doherty, Glen’s mother.

There was no response from the Romney camp.

And today, Romney gave his response: he'd rather continue "humanizing" himself on the campaign trail than respect a grieving mother's wishes.

10:37 AM PT: As you might guess, Romneyland is now trying to beat a hasty retreat:

Asked whether Romney would continue to tell the story, a campaign aide told BuzzFeed he would not, now that he knew the mother's wishes.

Kevin Madden added, "Governor Romney was inspired by the memory of meeting Glen Doherty and shared his story and that memory. We respect the wishes of Mrs. Doherty though."

Funny how the campaign didn't care about her wishes until the national media started asking questions.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM PDT.

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