Some of the talking heads tell us, ‘Oh, Ted probably didn’t really mean his threat. He’s just like that.’
This is a aging hasbeen — a mediocre, crotch-grabbing fret grinder whose playing is the guitar equivalent of hearing a meth-addict grind away his teeth — a buffoon long laughed at by other musicians — yet whose endorsement the Romney camp not only crowed about for days, but had actually courted for months.But the talking heads tell us, ‘Well, you have to expect Ted to be Ted. Everyone knows how he is.’
This is a man who was arrested for wearing a loin cloth that didn’t cover his privates in public, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
This is a man who urinated on a nun.
This is a man whose gung ho cheerleading has accompanied every Republican twitch toward the trigger of war and destruction — yet who, when threatened with being drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, fouled his own trousers for a week to convince army doctors they didn’t want him. And they didn’t.
So why does Mitt?
What can that possibly say about his judgment?
The Daily Caller has called attention to a little problem from 2010 that might come back to haunt Mitt Romney.
Though he was once governor of the state of Massachusetts, it appears that Romney registered illegally to vote in the election to replace Ted Kennedy as one of that state’s U.S. Senators.
Romney, who owns a number of mansions, beach houses, and other residences, claimed he was living in his son’s unfinished basement in order to register.
But Massachusetts voter registration laws state that a residence, for registration purposes, is “where a person dwells and which is the center of his domestic, social, and civil life.”
As a former governor, Romney may have a hard time pleading ignorance of the state’s law.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/23/romney-voter-fraud-allegations-loom-as-general-election-liability/#ixzz1sQq7BmeZ
Ted Nugent is a patriot.
That’s what he’ll tell you. That’s what the Romney campaign said during their long courtship of Nugent in their ultimately successful attempt to win and endorsement from the aging 70s rocker.
And it must be true because at a recent NRA convention, Nugent promised the faithful that if the incumbent President of the United States was reelected in November, he, Nugent, would be ‘either dead or in jail’ this time next year, a thinly veiled promise to attempt to assassinate the President of the United States.
That takes a lot of patriotism.
Just as it took a lot patriotism for Nugent to — by his own admission in an interview in the outlaw drug culture magazine, High Times — engage in an elaborate ruse to get a medical deferment to avoid serving during the Vietnam War. Nugent says he soiled his trousers for a week to convince military doctors that he was unfit to serve. (Of course, many young men avoided service in Vietnam. But most of them did not then become tireless promoters of war and belligerent US policy — unless, of course, they became Republican politicians.)
Other colorful exploits from Nugent have included urinating on a nun and being arrested for indecent exposure for wearing a loin cloth on a city street that did not cover the body parts that people in Little Rock, Arkansas, expect to see covered.
Get the goods on Ted in this article from 2006 in the UK’s Independent:
And remember — it took a lot of effort for Mitt Romney and his team to get that Nugent endorsement. They really thought they had a coup there. That’s how people smart Mitt Romney and crew are.
Let’s not let this be swept under the rug too quickly.
”Boys will be boys”? Then don’t send them to do the job of an adult.
Turns out that, in addition to the 12 US Secret Service agents attached to the presidential detail supporting President Obama’s trip to Columbia who were dismissed from the mission and reportedly suspended, there were also 5 Department of Defense service officers stationed permanently in Columbia who were attached to the detail and involved.
It doesn’t take a Columbo or Monk to speculate that the 5 soldier-types assigned “in country” were likely the guides who led the SS boys (term used advisedly) to the hookers.
How did this all come to light?
One of the SS men apparently stiffed his hooker.
Let me rephrase that. The prostitute accused him of not paying his tab and went to the authorities. (There are legal prostitution districts in Cartagena, where the incident occurred.)
So, for what was probably no more than a few hundred dollars, this guy took down his own career and those of 16 other individuals. Not, of course, that they were blameless. But, man, I’ll bet he’s not going to be popular around the water cooler. If any of them make it back to the water cooler.
Anyone want to speculate that alcohol was also involved?