After insulting the British by suggesting that their Olympics may be a touch less awesome than the ones he organized in Utah and insulting the Palestinians by claiming that Israel's superior culture was responsible for its economic strength vis-a-vis the Palestinians, Mitt Romney alighted to Poland, which luckily has no easily exploitable stereotypes that can be turned into crude jokes.
Amazingly, instead of complimenting the Polish Air Force on its development of helicopter ejection seats, Romney held his tongue and attended a meeting with former Polish president, Solidarity co-founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lech Walesa, in Gdansk. According to the pool report, the anti-communist union leader has fully embraced capitalism, since his side-light now includes writing copy for motivational posters found in gyms and offices…
Walesa: "I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too. Gov Romney, get your success — be successful!"
It's always nice to win the endorsement of a Nobel Peace Prize winner who didn't need to take time out from presiding over two wars in order to pick up the award.
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