Tell me about the birds and bees!
How do you make a chicken sneeze?
Teh iW∅on admits to his mistakes.
[P∅TUS on Charlie Rose:]
“When I think about what we’ve done well and what we haven’t done well, the mistake of my first term – couple of years – was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important, but, you know, the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.”
Yeah… Your principle “fault” has been that you didn’t ‘splain things well enough to US ignoramuses. If Only you had been more of a “gifted speaker” you would have been able to story US into being united, purposeful and hopeful about 14 – 16% unemployment*, 99 weeks [dang near 2 years] unemployment checks, 1 in 7 people on food stamps, paying for ads to get more than 1 in 7 people signed up for food stamps*…
Here’s a little story:
“Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments,” said [Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager to the President] . “If that’s the case, if he was lying to the American people, then that’s a real character and trust issue that the American people need to take very seriously.”
Funny… Teh SEC and the IRS didn’t think there was anything worng with the filings… I’m sure they would have mentioned it.
…Romney “left Bain Capital in February 1999 to run the Olympics and has had absolutely no involvement with the management or investment activities of the firm or with any of its portfolio companies since the day of his departure. Due to the sudden nature of Mr. Romney’s departure, he remained the sole stockholder for a time while formal ownership was being documented and transferred to the group of partners who took over management of the firm in 1999. Accordingly, Mr. Romney was reported in various capacities on SEC filings during this period.”
J.W. Verrett, an attorney and economics scholar at George Washington University’s Mercatus Center, also told Fox News that the original Globe report appeared to “be confused” about the SEC filings.
He noted they refer to “Bain Capital VI,” which he described as an investment separate from Bain Capital itself.
“Saying that Governor Romney was the CEO of Bain Capital VI is like saying that I am the CEO of my retirement account … it’s a silly bit of legalese and it doesn’t also mean I am CEO of all the companies in which I invest,” he said in an email.
But that story is a little too complex to be a six-second-soundbyte, so will be lost in the noise.