The “secret” Romney tape is starting to remind me of the Nixon
White House tapes only without the f-bombs or anti-Semitic paranoia. There’s
self-aggrandizement, self-pity and far too much self for my taste. And I’m not
talking about Kansas Jayhawks hoops coach Bill Self…
Now where was I?Oh
yeah, my *current* favorite bit of the tape:
All right, we have a potentially volatile situation but we sort of live with
it, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow,
something will happen and resolve it. We don’t go to war to try and resolve it
imminently. On the other hand, I got a call from a former secretary of state. I
won’t mention which one it was, but this individual said to me, you know, I
think there’s a prospect for a settlement between the Palestinians and the
Israelis after the Palestinian elections. I said, “Really?” And, you
know, his answer was, “Yes, I think there’s some prospect.” And I
didn’t delve into it.
There’s Romney’s peace plan in a nutshell. Let Bibi do whatever the hell wants while the US sits on the sidelines wringing its hands. How’s that for
strong leadership? It’s procrastination as a substitute for policy. In any
event, I’m sure Willard thinks that all Palestinians are terrorist moochers…
I don’t know about you, but if a former Secretary of State told me that
there’s a chance of a settlement after our election, I, for one, would delve.
The whole statement was a weird combination of know-it-all-ism and
know-nothingism if that makes any sense. Mitt is one of those guys who refuses
to listen because he thinks he knows everything when, in fact, he knows bupkis.
At the risk of sounding like a religious bigot, this is classic LDS male
crapola. Mormon men are raised to think of themselves as mini-Gods who have
reserved seats in the great luxury suite in the sky. The Willards among them
lack curiosity because God, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and Ezra Taft Benson
are on their side or some such shit.
I guess I should stop. This whole post sounds like an exercise in delving…