There's been a lot of talk in the press about the Republican Party's efforts to keep a tight on any in-party dissent or between-faction squabbling as they head into their party convention. And, for the most part, it looks like they're going to do a pretty good job.
However, there's these two guys who they just cannot get to see eye-to-eye and one is always popping up to contradict the other. Obviously, I'm talking about Mitt Romney and a-couple-years-ago Mitt Romney…
All credentialed media checking into the Republican National Convention are being given a swag bag featuring brochures and items from various sponsors such as sunglasses and a pocket fan. But the bag also contains a copy of the original hardcover version of Mitt Romney’s book No Apology, in which he suggested his approach to health care in Massachusetts could be accomplished in the rest of the country…
On page 177 of the hardcover version of No Apology that’s being given out at the RNC, Romney describes his Massachusetts health care law, and writes: "We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care."
Ugh! Who decided to use old copies of Mitt Romney's book? Newer versions of the book have that part cut out because… well, because socialism. This is bush league shit, I'm telling you! Bush league!
Convention staffers should know: Never use any Romney quote that is older than a week ago, because there's even odds that he doesn't believe that anymore. Anything older than 24 hours is also a little bit iffy as well, but I guess we have to draw the line somewhere.
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