Eugene Robinson condescendingly mocks Mitt Romney’s foreign diplomacy skills (column, 7-31), but does little more than demonstrate what a puppet he is. The American press all but ignored Romney’s “gaffe” regarding Olympic security when first aired on NBC, and not until the leftist British tabloid The Guardian made a deal out of it did the American left grab it and run.
All good leftists, Robinson included, are in full campaign mode for Barack Obama, of course. And since there’s really nothing good that can be said about Obama’s tenure, the campaign and their media puppets must concentrate on going negative. Of course, I didn’t hear too much from the leftist media regarding Obama’s own gaffes as president with regard to Great Britain.
• At a dinner with the queen, he continued to speak after the band started up with “God Save the Queen,” a big protocol buster.
• As a gift to the queen, he gave an iPod containing videos of . . . wait for it . . . himself. Seriously?
• As a gift to the prime minister, he gave a cheesy box set of American movie classics on DVD. First, if you don’t already have them, you don’t want them, and second, the DVDs are not even compatible with British players.
Robinson could care less about any gaffe; he’s simply a dishonest man trying to get his guy elected, nothing more.