Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quote of the Day -- Bain Capital Edition

Josh Marshall at TPM analyzes the corner Willard "Corporations Are People" Romney has been backed into:
"Romney had absolutely nothing to do with Bain after 1999, no responsibility for anything it did, barely even knew what it did. Only he was the owner, the Chairman of the Board and the CEO. At least according to all the official documents, many of which he signed. Only he wasn’t any of those things, says Romney.

"Partisans can be walked through the arguments of how this might be true, just as you could explain what John Kerry meant by saying he was for a bill before he voted against it. But it still makes no sense. And doubling down on nonsense makes you look silly and trapped. That’s especially dangerous for someone already saddled with a reputation for shifting his stories and positions to suit the moment."

And the media? Romney-leaning, "both-sides-do-it" pundits and fact-checkers (like the Kaplan Daily's pathetic Glenn Kessler) always can be counted on to miss the forest for the trees.

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