Tag: Mitt Romney

Ode to Romney on the Day He Turns 66

Happy birthday to you, Mitt! I hope you’re feeling fine and fit. Too bad you lost by quite a bit. But we’re much better off for it.

Nun Sense Challenges Republican Nonsense

I remember the nuns I had at St. Pancratius grammar school(no longer extant) on the southside of Chicago. They were the  Franciscan Sisters of Cunegunde.  Their names I don’t recall, with one exception, Sister Narsissus, a diminuative nun who taught 1st grade. I met her  years later on a bus  and towered over her. She was much older.  But... Read more »

Romney Addresses the Nation on Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. If I talk a little wild, forgive me. I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts; I am no orator.I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, action nor utterance, nor the power of speech to stir men’s blood. Some say I have an itching palm.... Read more »

Romney Is Guaranteed To Fail, Says Conservative Insider

A guru in the conservative wing of the Republican party, Richard Viguerie, is convinced that by  nominating Mitt Romney as its presidential standard-bearer, the GOP would be committing a suicidal blunder. Appearing on the Ed Schultz radio show today, Viguerie—chairman of ConservativeHQ.com and a Rick Santorum supporter—pulled no punches. He said that in the last 50 years,... Read more »

The Gordian Knot Of Immigration

In 333 b.c. Alexander the Great came to a town in Asia Minor, Gordium, where legend had it whoever could untie the knot that fastened an ox-cart to a post would become the ruler of Asia.  Try as he might, Alexander couldn’t unravel the intricately interwoven strips of wood; whereupon with a swift stroke of... Read more »

Newt On Trial For Lobbying

Hear ye! Hear ye! Court is  now in session.  Defendant will stand. (Newt Gingrich rises) Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth,  and nothing but the truth, so help you God?  (Gingrich replies in the affirmative) You are charged with being a lobbyist. How so do you plead? (Not guilty, Gingrich... Read more »

Huntsman(darin)-handles Romney

    Jon Huntsman is getting mixed reviews for speaking a little Mandarin during the Republican debate.  I hesitate to take his words out of context, but here they are: “Ta butai liaojie zhege qingxing” or—for those linguistically-challenged like yours truly—“He doesn’t seem to understand the situation.”  It was a beautifully laser-beam put-down of Mitt Romney who was spouting ... Read more »

Romney Doesn't Quite Get the Message Of "America The Beautiful"

On the stump in Iowa, Mitt Romney has been quoting lines from my favorite patriotic song, “America the Beautiful”.  I’m sure he has every right to use this noble hymn  for political expediency . But I think he ought to get the politics of it right. Katherine Lee Bates who wrote the poem —which was set... Read more »

Are Republican Minds and Hearts Too Glacial To Listen To Siku?

Siku, the unbearably cute polar bear, has become a cyber-sensation. He was born on November 22 at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Denmark. He weighs only about 8 pounds and because his mother could not produce milk, he must be bottle-fed by three zookeepers until he is one year old. His name means “sea ice”—something no... Read more »

Mitt Romney : A Saga Of Richie Rich

If your ideal candidate Is someone who was poor, Mitt Romney can asseverate He’s not one to vote for. In Iowa where there is corn Up north and to the south, Mitt does admit that he was born With silver spoon in mouth. Yes, he did grow up in the lap Of ease and luxury,... Read more »