Monday Afternoon News Roundup
Who doesn’t pay income taxes?
On Thursday, Ann Romney told a local television station that her biggest concern about her husband’s being elected president would be for “his mental well-being.” I don’t know. I just find the whole thing strangely worded. It makes it sound as if Mitt Romney has some sort of mental disorder. It makes it sound as if Mitt Romney could not stand up or hold up to the pressure of being president. I don’t think that’s what she meant to say. I don’t think that Mitt Romney has any mental defects. I think that Mitt Romney’s ideas are simply wrong.
Thousands protest austerity measures in France. Spanish police decided it was a bad idea to stand by and let people protest against austerity.
Here is the director of National Intelligence’s statement on Benghazi and the murder of our ambassador.
The New York Times had an interesting interview with John Sununu. I had problems with this interview from the very start. He starts off by saying that he was working for Romney because he “was scared to death for my kids and grandkids.” Scared to death? Why? Because of the deficit? Because Obama wants to set up some Muslim caliphate? Because Barack Obama was going to enlist them into some socialist nightmare?I just don’t understand. He didn’t say that he was worried about the country. He didn’t say he was worried about policies that he disagreed with. Instead, he stated that he was scared to death. It is this type of over-the-top rhetoric that makes our whole political process nauseating. Yet, John Sununu did not stop there. He decided to go ahead and wander into the deep end of the pool. He was asked about the Democratic convention and whether the Democrats flouted the death of Osama bin Laden. Instead of sticking with reality, John Sununu, a Mitt Romney spokesperson, decided to state that Barack Obama was not aggressive enough and passed up two or three earlier opportunities to get Osama bin Laden. It appears that John Sununu was quoting from Richard Miniter’s book which is been widely discredited. I simply don’t understand why John Sununu, a mainstream Republican, would go down this crazy, conspiracy-fueled line of thinking. Steve has more. (more…)