Monday, April 23, 2012

Cookie-gate

Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney displayed a little more of his own special common touch and understanding of the role of women last week when he sat down with eight Pittsburgh residents for a picnic-style get together.
“I’m not sure about these cookies,” Romney said, looking at the women and around the table. “They don’t look like you made them. Did you make those cookies? You didn’t, did you? No. No. They came from the local 7-Eleven bakery or wherever.”
A local CBS station captured Mr. Romney's boorish performance.

Mr. Romney knows better than to look a gift Austrian Warmblood or Missouri Foxtrotter in the mouth, but cookies? They're another thing altogether.

Mr. Romney managed to insult his hosts, the local bakery that actually provided the cookies, 7-Elevens, and small businesses generally. However, he may have picked a fight with someone even more important.

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