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Mitt Romney's Offend the World megatour continued in Poland
today, where the gaffe outbreak is apparently now contagious. Fresh off
putdowns of the British and Palestinians, Romney aide Rick Gorka chipped
in today by giving the press a lashing for ... asking about all of the
gaffes abroad. While leaving the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw,
reporters from CNN and the New York Times sent some questions in
Romney's direction, causing Gorka to snap, "Have some respect." When a
journalist noted, "We haven't had another chance to ask a question ... "
Gorka shot back, "Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish
people. Show some respect." Then he told a Politico reporter to "Shove
CNN has a full transcript
of the testy exchange, which included the press complaining that Romney
has only taken three questions throughout his entire trip, all of which
were at 10 Downing Street in London last Thursday. Yesterday on her
blog, Greta Van Susteren wrote,
"There has been no press access to Governor Romney since we landed in
Poland. We (press) are in a holding pattern (I can’t help but feel a bit
like the press is a modified petting zoo since we are trapped in a bus
while Polish citizens take pictures of us.)"