Mitt Romney Has An Odd Idea Of What Godfathers Do

Alex Klein takes note of Mitt Romney’s response to the Obama campaign’s effort to crown him the “Godfather of Obamacare”:

Hewitt: Yesterday, the president’s campaign manager said that you are the godfather of Obamacare … if that’s who you are, can you make the Democrats an offer they can’t refuse to repeal it?

Romney: (laughing) That’s a great idea. We counted, by the way, that Mr. Plouffe is the Rumpelstiltskin of trying to turn straw into gold. He will not be successful. I can tell you one thing. If I’m the godfather of this thing, then it gives me the right to kill it.

Perhaps he’ll make it an offer it can’t refuse.

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Comments

  1. Neil Hudelson says:

    I need to make a few calls to my godchildren…especially Timmy. He’s been eyeing me the wrong way for years now.




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  2. Brummagem Joe says:

    These stooge interviewers must lull him into a false sense of security. Does Romney ever give interviews to anybody other than patsies like Hewitt and Fox News




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  3. ptfe says:

    We counted, by the way, that Mr. Plouffe is the Rumpelstiltskin of trying to turn straw into gold. He will not be successful.

    But Rumpelstiltskin was very successful at turning straw into gold — so much so that he did it repeatedly and scored a royal marriage for a commoner. It was getting the subsequent first-born that he failed at, and only then because he mysteriously bargained one round too many. Maybe he means that Romneycare is like his first-born child and Plouffe can’t have it? (Zing!)




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  4. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    Michael whacked Carlo and the former was godfather to the latter’s first-born son.




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  5. legion says:

    This is excellent news for the Herman Cain campaign…




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  6. Hey Norm says:

    “…can you make the Democrats an offer they can’t refuse to repeal it?”

    It would be nice to see some offers of alternative ideas from Republicans.
    The Godfather solved problems. That does not interest Republicans.




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  7. J-Dub says:

    But I’m a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall my health plan, should it be struck down by the Supreme Court, then I’m going to blame some of the people in this room. And that, I do not forgive.




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