May 22, 2007

Ann Romney presents us with a cardboard cutout of her husband, Mitt.


(AP photo.)

ADDED: I don't know if you realize this is a standard function of political wives.

21 comments:

MadisonMan said...

There ya go, changing the meaning of photos again.

AlphaLiberal said...

The Man Who Would be Torturer. Just like he saw on the TeeVee.

peter hoh said...

Cardboard cutouts have feelings, too.

AlphaLiberal said...

Leaving this site, the picture of Romney reminded me how he considers himself to be the enemy of due process and habea corpus. He wants more Gitmo, more, more "so people don't have acess to lawyers."

In other words, Mitt Romney dislikes the American system of Justice and the principles it's founded upon, including the ancient writ of habea corpus, won in medeival days.

And Ann Althouse is silent on the erosion of these pillars of freedom in American society. Don't look for her to utter a word of criticism against Republicans.

bill said...

cardboard cutouts = (wood) pulp fiction

Pogo said...

Re: "the erosion of these pillars of freedom"

I don't believe these pillars of freedom have ever been offeered to illegal combatants, anyhow, anywhere.

Too bad modern lefties weren't around when Lincoln and FDR were President. Their heads would have exploded.

AlphaLiberal said...

Pogo:

Jose Padilla is an American citizen.

As far as your "illegal combatants," many of these people were handed over to US custody by militias in other countries. We don't really know if they are terrorists or goat herders. Already many innocent people have been released after months and years of imprisnoment and torture.

Does that make you proud? What kind of nation abducts and imprisons people lawlessly? A sad day for our nation, but Althouse can't be bothered to defend the rule of law.

Palladian said...

"The Man Who Would be Torturer. Just like he saw on the TeeVee."

Cardboard cutout lefty comments on cardboard cutout candidate.

AlphaLiberal said...

In other words, Palladian, you resort to ad hominem because you can't adress the fact that the Republicans are falling all over each other to see who can vow to torture and gut the Constitution the most.

And that's what the Republican Party wants, to set up more Gitmo gulags, to whittle away habeas corpus and due process and to turn tail and run on American principles of justice that have made us a beacon of liberty.

The Republican Party is aptly represented by George W. Bush.

Ann Althouse said...

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2007/05/candidates-and-torture-and-blogger.html

dbp said...

A.L. That whole story on AQ getting more funding from their Iraq operations...

How could such a thing be measured? Certainly not easily or with much certainty of accuracy. So why such belief in the story? Maybe it just appeals to your own pre-concieved notions. Well, that is great for you, but why would you think that would be convincing to others?

In addition, do you think fund raising by AQ in Iraq would be harder to do or easier if we left?

dbp

Ann Althouse said...

Alpha: Quit hijacking threads to push your issue. I'm going to delete from now on.

Pogo said...

BTW, the photo is hilarious.

Cripes, you couldn't even stage such a thing nearly as well.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Leaving this site, the picture of Romney reminded me how he considers himself to be the enemy of due process and habea corpus.

Maybe he's simply wanting to emulate Abraham Lincoln or FDR.

Bissage said...

Makes the perfect gift for political spouses, target shooters and lonely persons. The supplicating Jose Padilla our speciality. Call now. Operators are standing by.

Theo Boehm said...

You gotta admit Romney looks pretty lifelike.

Revenant said...

Funny photo. :)

Wade Garrett said...

Yeah, Alpha, quit hijacking threads! We all know the real topic of this post is . . . wait, what is it again?

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Revenant said...

We all know the real topic of this post is . . . wait, what is it again?

The funny picture of Romney.

If you can't keep up, take notes or something. :)

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