July, 26th 2007

A joke, or not?

– Liz Mair

From this morning's Nashua Telegraph:

The stakes for this next election are too great to sit this one out, Romney said to a Lincoln employee, a female in her late 20s, who said she’s only voted in one election.

“If you like what I’m saying, I would like you to vote multiple times. If you don’t like that, then stay home, just kidding,” Romney joked.

In light of the way the Romney team likes to rig straw polls, that Mitt was seriously suggesting that this woman vote multiple times seems, well, a little too easy to believe...

More Mitt weirdness: he's been telling people he's flown F-16s. Given that Romney's own bio at his own site makes no reference to any service in the military, let alone any that would involve interaction with planes, I'm calling BS on this one.

I also suspect that Romney's claims to have fired an Uzi and an AK-47 are bull. I've fired an AK, my guess is that she may have fired a few Uzis in her lifetime, but the guy who personally pushed and then signed into law a permanent ban on AKs and Uzis in Massachusetts? Sorry, Mitt, I ain't buying it.

If you have indeed fired an AK, or an Uzi, then you certainly didn't do it in your home state, where you banned them in 2004, saying "Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts... These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."


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