Friday, Romney said of the president: "He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin?"Now, admittedly we didn't follow the events in Wisconsin closely, but we do not recall (we crack us up) anyone saying the people were voting on whether they wanted less police and fire protection as well as reducing the teacher corps, but the Mittster is running for office for Pete's sake, so we're going to assume he has advisers who keep tabs on this sort of thing for him . Well, anyway, that was Friday, so let's check in with Mitt Mob and see if this position made it through the weekend.
Mitt Romney was asked this morning about his claim last week that Democrats say shows he wants to eliminate jobs for firefighters, policemen and teachers. Romney called it a "very strange accusation" and "completely absurd" in an interview on Fox News.Hmm...if your going to talk about absurd, there's probably no better place to do it than Fox News, but it looks like another one of Renta-Romney's positions has reached its Sell By date. Normally we would stop here and just chalk it up to the fact that the guy has about the same amount of principle as a scorpion, but like the people who can't look away when they drive by a car wreck, we're going to push on and let the Vapor Meister tell us why his latest self contradiction is really consistent with his long held position that he should be allowed to say anything that will move him closer to getting elected.
"Of course teachers and fireman and policemen are hired at the local level and also by states. The federal government doesn't pay for teachers, firefighters or policemen," Romney said. "So obviously that is completely absurd..."You really think Romney is going to personally go around to police stations, schools and fire houses and fire people? Of course it's absurd. On the other hand, the dude does like to fire people. OK, we'll let that go for now, but here's our question: What does the fact that someone else hires these folks have to do with the fact that you want less of them around?
Oh wait, don't answer that. You'd probably just change the answer tomorrow anyway.