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Archive for March 16th, 2007

What? Impeach Who?

Posted by zaphriel on March 16, 2007

I Can’t Hear You Over Your Shirt


Pink Protestor at Plame Hearing. And no-one removed him/her for over 10 minutes of camera time. Impartial investigation indeed.

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Quixotic Romney

Posted by Mark on March 16, 2007

I like Mitt Romney….but do I like him enough to vote for him in 2008? The verdict, for me, is still out. Lately, he has been saying all the right things- conservatives want to hear. And yesterday, was no different:

When Mitt Romney swooped into the heart of John McCain country this week, he brought a pointed message on illegal immigration: McCain’s approach is the wrong one.

Proudly touting the endorsement of Joe Arpaio, a sheriff in the state who is known nationally for rounding up immigrants in desert tents, Romney boasted of cracking down on illegal immigrants as governor and denounced an immigration bill that the Arizona senator introduced with Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2005.

It is a theme Romney has hit hard in recent weeks in his appeals to conservatives, many of whom attack McCain’s immigration bill for proposing an eventual path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in the United States and a guest-worker program to help fill American jobs.

“…a theme Romney has hit hard in recent weeks in his appeals to conservatives,”

My point exactly. Is he saying these things to appeal to me? Or does he really believe them? John McCain definitely has it wrong on immigration….but heck…so does George Dubya…and a SLEW of Republicans.

Asked about the discrepancy between Romney’s comments in 2005 and now, spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said: “Over the past year and a half, as the American people have learned all the details of the McCain-Kennedy approach, they have arrived at the same conclusion as Governor Romney: It rewards people who are here illegally.”

You see?

And by the way, Mitt Romney has ALSO changed his stance on abortion. As recently as two years ago, he was pro-choice…..but not anymore! My guess is….all the liberal positions that helped get him elected governor of the most liberal state in the United States, Massachusetts, he can refute, change, or toss aside….because he’s no longer governor.

Bottom line: Is he making these conservative statements to ASSUAGE? Or does he now firmly believe them?

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