I took a couple days off from my retirement so I could have a long weekend. With the extra free time, I decided it was time to do a little thinking — and trust me, I’m capable of as little thinking as just about anyone you’re likely to find. As usual, I was thinking about the presidential election. The Republican big spenders are touting the fact that, according to them, Romney saved the 2002 Olympics. Well, I’m sure he did, because that’s what he indicated to David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, and surely a good American politician wouldn’t exaggerate. London’s Mayor wasn’t too sure about it, but you how how touchy some of those limeys are.
You have to remember that Willard Mitt Romney knows that you build a business yourself, and come to think of it, I guess the Olympics is really just a big business at that. Kinda like a big gymnasium with a few extras. Not a simple job like running the government on a couple or three islands so old that there aren’t hardly any trees left to cut down. I suppose the Olympics business qualifies Mittens to do bigger things than those fancy-talking British. You know, since Cameron runs the British government, maybe Mitt could get a job running Cameroon? Wouldn’t THAT be cool! Kinda like twin brothers!
But seriously, folks, Romney saved the 2002 Olympics with only $410 million of taxpayer’s money, obtained from the Federal government in Wishingtown, D,C. There’s a video floating around that ABC News got from someone who taped it when Romney addressed the New Bedford Industrial Foundation back in October, 2002. I suppose that was about the time the Mittster was running for Governor of Massachusetts. A couple things he said (and they are preserved on videotape so Rinocerous Prebus can’t say I’m a dirty liar) were, “I’m a big believer in getting money where the money is,” and “The money is in Washington.” He also said, “I want to go after every grant, every project, every department in Washington to assure that we are taking advantage of economic development opportunities.” I suppose that attitude proves how good a Governor of Massachusetts he was. He really does know how to do things on the other feller’s dime.
Another source says that he got closer to $1.5 Billion out of the government for the 2002 Olympics, so he might not be quite as good at saving as I made out he was, but at least he saved the 2002 Olympics all by himself. Yes ma’am, he did, ’cause I saw it in several of his ads just today. But I’m still not sure he’d do as good a job as the Kenyan feller that’s our legally elected President now, so I reckon I’ll just vote for Obama again, instead of for the Mittster.
And just a word from me to Romney — real personal like: Sonny boy, I don’t care who you pick for your running mate, it won’t make you any smarter.