Here’s a collection of souvenir pins from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. To date they are the only such pins to be commissioned in the likeness of an Olympic committee executive.
Aren’t they tasteful? Jesus, talk about making it all about you, Mitt.
Oh, and yeah, they were made in China, naturally. Can we imagine the shitstorm if Obama had done stuff like this?
Now here’s a real quick video of Olympics minister Hugh Robertson responding to the question of whether Mitt Romney will be carrying the Olympic Torch to the opening ceremony. Good thing he wasn’t drinking milk when asked the question — it would have blown right out his nose.
And see Mitten’s remarks about government funds helping to build economic opportunity from back in 2002 at the top of the right side-bar in “quotes from all over”. He was all for it, and postured himself as an expert in procuring same.
And now comes a short excerpt from a piece in the Telegraph;
One senior British colleague used an anecdote from a rare corporate gathering at his Massachusetts home at the end of the 1980s which he claims summed up Mr Romney’s character and management style.
“One of our wives was sick – she had been pregnant and the delivery had not gone well,” said the executive. “She had serious issues. Simultaneously, another wife of one of our colleagues had cancer.
“As the wife of the first man was leaving the house, she was struggling,” the former colleague recalled. “Mitt turned to her and said: ‘Buck up – you could be like her,’ pointing to the second woman.”
The Telegraph is no hotbed of flamethrowing proles, btw — it’s a tory rag, pretty much.
This guy is a piece of work.