11.01.12 4:27 PM ET
Of Course, Now He'll Fund FEMA!
The man is just unbelievable:
"I believe that FEMA plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters," Romney said in the statement. "As president, I will ensure FEMA has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission, while directing maximum resources to the first responders who work tirelessly to help those in need, because states and localities are in the best position to get aid to the individuals and communities affected by natural disasters."
What a hypocritical piece of nothing this guy is. Honestly. I understand how people can want to vote against Obama, because you dislike or abhor his politics, and Romney is the only other meaningful alternative, so I understand by definition how people can vote for him.
But I can't at all understand respecting him. He's a joke. Beastie John Avlon put it well: He's "a deeply moral man who happens to be amoral when it comes to politics." Not enough people understand that a person can be moral in his private life but utterly promiscuous as a public figure. It's not so hard, maybe, if you think of the opposite: That is, there are millions of men who screw around like rabbits but who, when it comes to their careers, i.e. their public selves, they are models of probity.
So just flip it. Romney is faithful to his wife and never takes a drink and doesn't say fuck, but he has no public morals at all.