Saturday, December 22, 2007

Annals of Sports

Mitt Romney, speaking of sports:

Mitt Romney has been forced to get into some serious verbal gymnastics over his previous declaration about seeing his father, the late Michigan Gov. George Romney, marching with Martin Luther King. A close examination of the historical records shows that the elder Romney, while he was a strong support of civil rights, never actually appeared with King.

“I’ve tried to be as accurate as I can be,” Romney told reporters. “If you look at the literature or look at the dictionary, the term ‘saw’ includes being aware of — in the sense I’ve described.”

“I’m an English literature major,” he added, after the questions didn’t stop. “When we say I saw the Patriots win the World Series, it doesn’t necessarily mean you were there.”

What the hell is he talking about? I was a theatre major and I really did see the Detroit Tigers win the 1968 Stanley Cup.

(HT to Melissa.)