Two things I love got pulled into the ugly side of politics this week. First, Chick-fil-A. Great sandwich, good lemonade, but now we know the bigoted views held by the people at the top of the company. So much for the clever ads: It is time to boycott the restaurant.
Second, the Olympics. The grace, the sportsmanship, the sports we've never totally understood, like dressage. So how has Mitt Romney, the guy who has campaigned on the notion that President Obama has damaged America’s international reputation, performed on his own first trip abroad? He questioned Britain’s Olympic preparations, becoming a punch line for the entire United Kingdom—on a trip designed to show how adept he was at diplomacy, no less! Monty Python couldn't have scripted a more ridiculous entrance for the most awkward politician in history.
Mitt is winning the gold in gaffes. Our own great Olympian Carl Lewis even said of him: “Some Americans shouldn't leave the country.”
I wait with bated breath for more malapropisms as he moves east to Poland and Israel. If Mitt can do harm to the oldest and most secure international relationship we have, that with Britain, just imagine what he can do in the Middle East.
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