From the mouths of the ruling class

Rhetoric

Every once in a while it’s worth reviewing what the candidates and pundits are saying. Here are some recent samples

At the fund-raiser for Mitt Romney at the posh 1818 Club on Friday, the candidate was making the introductions to the room. Romney gestured to Ralph Reed and said, “Why it’s good to see Gary Bauer here.” (For the detached, Bauer is a former presidential candidate with ties, like Reed, to the Religious Right.) Romney then caught himself. “Oh, I’m a little mixed up here,” he said. But Romney still couldn’t place Reed’s face — and had to move on. After the event, Romney approached Reed and apologized for misremembering him.
Thanks for coming, Mr. Bauer. Or whoever you are. | Political Insider

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family, sideman to the Apocolypse, doesn’t much like Rudy Giuliani. While we seem to agree on some things, certainly not this point:

One more question: Shouldn’t the American people be able to expect a certain decorum and dignity from the man who occupies the White House? On this measure, as well, Giuliani fails miserably. Much has been written in the blogosphere about his three public appearances in drag. In each instance, he tried to be funny by dressing like a woman. Can you imagine Ronald Reagan, who loved a good joke, doing something so ignoble in pursuit of a cheap guffaw? Not on your life.
WorldNetDaily: Rudy’s not the one

Pawn does not consider Bedtime for Bonzo to be decorous. And never will.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R, OH) talking to Republicans at a private meeting about the immigration bill:

It’s a piece of shit.
When Politicians say bad words | CNN

One of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aides, Mark Penn, is also (still) a top corporate lobbyist. Here is how he talked about it on his internal corporate blog:

Workin With Hillary, I have found the mixing of corporate and political work to be stimulating, enormously helpful in attracting talent, and helpful in cross- pollinating new ideas and skills. And, I have found it good for business.
Bloomberg.com: Worldwide

Well, that certainly makes us feel better about his firm representing corporations whose interests come before the Senate even while Penn is working for Ms. Clinton.

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