Romney Caught Shooting Off His Mouth

mitt•stake, n.—an error caused by a lack of skill, attention, knowledge, etc., particularly prevalent among politicians while campaigning: It was a mittstake for the former governor of Massachusetts to tout hunting experience that he lacked.

From the Associated Press (via the Boston Globe):

Romney, self-described lifelong hunter, has hunted twice

To hear Mitt Romney talk on the campaign trail, you might think the Republican presidential candidate had a gun rack in the back of his pickup truck.

“I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life,” he said this week in Keene, N.H., to a man sporting a National Rifle Association cap.

Yet the former Massachusetts governor’s hunting experience is limited to two trips at the bookends of his 60 years: as a 15-year-old, when he hunted rabbits with his cousins on a ranch in Idaho, and last year, when he shot quail on a fenced game preserve in Georgia.

Last year’s trip was an outing with major donors to the Republican Governors Association, which Romney headed at the time.

An aide said Wednesday that Romney was not trying to mislead anyone, although he confirmed Romney had been hunting only on those occasions in his life. [full text]

One thought on “Romney Caught Shooting Off His Mouth

  1. thank you for exposing the violent past of mitt romney. i was going to vote for him, on account of his moral values,but now that i know what he did to those poor little bunny rabbits he can forget about asking for my support. and to be bragging about it after all these years, at eastertime, yet.

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