It amazes me how poorly our politicians can come across when given an international stage, such as Mr. Romney and his comment about security at the Olympics. I believe the media called it a “gaffe.”
Of course the mayor of London put him in his place when his response was, “He wants to know whether we’re ready. Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes, we are!”
And they were — well, except for the non-athletic straggler who entered with the Indian contingent in the opening ceremonies and casually strolled along with them, but they assured us that wasn’t a security glitch.
Then, of course, there were the lost keys for Wimbledon Stadium, but that certainly wasn’t a security glitch, although they did spend several thousand pounds changing all the locks.
And we know this is true because the Brits do a great job on all security jobs, including airports and such. Well — except for the 11-year-old boy at the Manchester airport who passed through three security check points sans passport, tickets or adult supervision and would have made it to Italy if he hadn’t bragged about traveling alone. “Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes we are!”
We can learn two things from these incidents. Romney must learn to quit stating the obvious if he’s going to make it as president, and I need to look up the definition of the word “gaffe.”
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