Friday, May 11, 2007

Willard, Control Your Woman!

Some wingnuts no longer trust Willard Romney because he didn't smack his bitch up after it was revealed she donated to Planned Parenthood thirteen years ago. RedState philosopher Oly Olafson lays out his indictment of Muffy the Fetus Slayer here:

""Her contributions are for her and not for me," Romney said before a campaign appearance in Iowa. "Her positions are not terrible relevant [sic] to my campaign." Romney volunteered that wife, Ann, is now one of the heads of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, a leading anti-abortion group." SOURCE.

"[Kevin Madden] said the check was written from the Romneys' joint checking account, but she signed it and the contribution came from her, Madden said. Mitt Romney has not donated to the group, Madden said." SOURCE.

Count me unimpressed. At the time I reviewed Hugh Hewitt's book, I wrote, "Like Hewitt, were the election held today, I would vote for Mitt Romney, but unlike Hewitt, I am not very passionate about the former governor and have, over time, developed some qualms about him." As late as last week, in email correspondence between friends, I said the same.

I can no longer say that. It is not because Ann Romney gave money to Planned Parenthood. It is because this is the straw that broke the camel's back -- one light piece of straw piled on a mountain of political opportunism and reckless vacillation. On October 7, 2001, President Bush told the nation, " We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail." I can no longer trust that Mitt Romney has a spine strong enough not to go wobbly with it becomes convenient.

Ignore the fact that both Muff and Mr. Muff are both now dedicated to the destruction of reproductive rights. And that Muff's story is that he also was pro-choice back in the day, before he saw the light. And that Muff's not vacillating now. The thing that changes everything for Oly Olafson -- the pudding proof that Muff can't be trusted to abolish human rights -- is that he allowed his woman to contribute family funds to an advocacy group/health care provider, apparently without attempting to have her committed to an asylum. Oly was quite willing to be Muff's man when it was only Muff who changed his mind on abortion rights, but when he heard that Muff's woman possessed an independent mind sometime in the previous century, well, sister, all bets are off!

A true Republican would have demanded Ann's resignation, effectively immediately. After all, a man who can't control his woman is not match for Islamofascist terrorists who can.

Oly's world is now shattered, and only Fred Thompson can restore his faith in the Republican Party by proving that his wife signed a pre-nup and is locked in the attic each Election Day.

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