The father of Chris Stevens, our murdered ambassador to Libya, has spoken out about how a certain lying, shameless, pandering candidate is using his son’s death.He doesn’t name names but we know who he’s talking about:
“It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,” Jan Stevens, 77, said in a telephone interview from his home in Loomis, California, as he prepares for a memorial service for his son next week.
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, has criticized President Barack Obama for not providing adequate security in Libya, saying the administration has left the country exposed to a deadly terrorist attack.
The ambassador’s father, a lawyer, said politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments.
“The security matters are being adequately investigated,” Stevens said. “We don’t pretend to be experts in security. It has to be objectively examined. That’s where it belongs. It does not belong in the campaign arena.” Stevens said he has been getting briefings from the State Department on the progress of the investigation.
Strong words coupled with impeccable logic. They will probably fall on deaf ears since appeals to common courtesy and human decency are lost on Mitt’s minions.
Mitt Romney will stop mentioning a former Navy SEAL killed in the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month in his campaign speeches, according to aides, after the man’s mother said the GOP presidential candidate should stop invoking her son’s name.
“I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda,” Barbara Doherty said in a statement broadcast Wednesday on WHDH-TV in Boston. “It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.”
Did the Romneyites have a sudden outbreak of conscience? Nah, it didn’t poll well to have a dead hero’s mama barracking you.
Will the Doherty episode set a precedent in the Stevens case? Not bloody likely. This whole preposterous meme is part of their attack on the Fantasy Obama. You know, the limp-wristed, hippie chickenshit nonsense. The MSM has decreed the Romney-Ryan Libya “cover-up” line is “connected” to a larger picture about “character and credibility,” blah, blah, blah, blather, blather, blather…
Back to the word abhorrent. I love it. It’s a very powerful word that was used in a considerably sillier context by the President of the LDS church that I stumbled upon via Wonkette:
LDS President Harold B. Lee: I was shocked to have you raise the
question about ‘oral lovemaking in the genital area among married
couples.’ Heaven forbid any such degrading activities which would be
abhorrent in the sight of the Lord. For any Latter-day Saint, and
particularly those who have been taught in the sacred ordinances of the
temple, to engage in any kind of perversions of this sacred God-given
gift of procreation, would be sure to bring down the condemnation of the
Lord whom we would offend were we to engage in any such practice
There’s already a type of LDSer called a .Jack Mormon. They’re kind of the LDS version of cafeteria Catholics only whiter; much whiter. This statement involves a sub-sub-category: Jack-off Mormons…