Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Romney's "Offend the World megatour"

New York Magazine

Mitt Romney Adviser to Press: ‘Kiss My Ass ... Shove It’
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 it."

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.)"

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