Monday, December 17, 2007

Romney: Let's Talk About My Mansion Color First, Immigration Later

Sunday on Meet the Press, Tim Russert spent the entire hour with Mitt Romney. One topic that naturally came up was the use of illegal immigrants as landscapers for Mitt Romney's house. Russert quoted the Boston Globe, saying,
As Governor Mitt Romney explores a presidential bid, he has grown outspoken in his criticism of illegal immigration. But, for a decade, the governor has used a landscaping company that relies heavily on workers like these, illegal Guatemalan immigrants, to maintain the grounds surrounding his pink Colonial house.
Russert then asked, "Did you report that company to authorities saying--a year ago--saying they're using illegal immigrants?"

Interestingly, Romney said it was unnecessary, because the story was on the front page of the Boston Globe. Whether or not passing the buck like that is OK, it's amazing that the first thing he actually addressed was the fact that his mansion was not pink.
But I have to clear up the most egregious error in that article. It said my house is pink. I would not have a pink house, I assure you.
Egregious? That's defined as "conspicuously bad or offensive, reprehensible." Wow, I guess he's not secure enough in his masculinity to have a pink mansion (let's be honest: it's not a house; it's a mansion). Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Also, I noticed he wasn't wearing a flag pin on his lapel! Based on the huge bruhaha over Barack Obama, we should be slamming Romney shouldn't we?

You can read the full MTP transcript here.

1 comment:

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Interestingly, Romney said he was not necessary because the story was on the front of the Boston Globe. What the buck is OK, it is surprising that the first thing he does is directed that his house was not pink.