Thursday, December 20, 2007

Political groaners

These two items read like punchlines to a political satire. But they're not.

Mitt Romney is in a minor kerfuffle because he said he watched his dad march with Martin Luther King in 1963. Only one problem: there's no evidence it ever happened, and some evidence to suggest it couldn't have. This could end up being an interesting insight into the fallibility and malleability of human memory, in which a story told to a young Mitt transforms into an actual memory of an event that never happened. Or maybe Mitt just lied. That seems unlikely, however.

Think Hillary is the only woman running for president? Think again. The much-vilified former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney has thrown her hat in the ring, seeking the Green Party nomination. Oh, joy. I'll give you this: if she were the only other choice, it'd be enough to make me support Ron Paul. He, at least, wasn't raised by wolves.

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Blogger GK said...

Or maybe Mitt just lied. That seems unlikely, however........
and why can't Mitt lie? because he has flawless hair, or he is made of plastic. or he is a Robot?!

belated welcome (back) Sean.

12/20/2007 5:23 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

Hey, GK. Good to hear from you!

It's not that I don't think Mitt can lie; it's just that I think it's unlikely he would lie about something as disprovable as this. He appears to genuinely believe his dad marched with MLK. I think it's a story from his childhood that he accepted without question -- until now.

12/20/2007 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda like when Bill Clinton remembered black churches burning in Arkansas around him when he was growing up....when, in fact, none did.


12/23/2007 7:27 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

I knew I could count on you to work Clinton into it, JP5!

12/31/2007 5:11 PM  

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