While working the room, Romney spotted a man in a flannel shirt wearing a Vietnam Veteran hat and slid in next to him in a booth.
“Vietnam veteran!” Romney greeted Bob Garon.
“I have a question for you,” Garon told the former Massachusetts governor. “New Hampshire right now has some legislation kicking around about a repeal for the same-sex marriage. And all I need is a yes or a no. Do you support the repeal?”
“I support the repeal of the New Hampshire law,” Romney said. “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s my view.”
Garon, who lives in Epson, N.H., and was eating breakfast with his husband, turned to Romney and said: “If two men get married, apparently a veteran’s spouse would not be entitled to any burial benefits or medical benefits or anything that the serviceman has devoted his time and effort to his country, and you just don’t support equality in terms of same-sex marriage?”
“I believe that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney replied, adding, “and we apparently disagree.”
At that, a Romney aide called for him to wrap up the conversation: “Governor, we’ve got to get on with Fox News right now.”
“Oh, I guess the question was too hot,” Garon told Romney.
“No, I gave you the answer,” Romney replied. “You said you had a yes-or-no [question]. I gave you the answer.”
“You did,” Garon said. “And I appreciate your answer. And you know, I also learned something, and New Hampshire is right: You have to look a man in the eye to get a good answer. And you know what, governor? Good luck…. You’re going to need it.”
“You are right about that,” Romney said, as he stood up from the booth and headed into a side room for his interview.
Newt Gingrich's daughter FINALLY set the record straight about the infamous "hospital divorce" meeting between Newt and his first wife. The old story goes that Gingrich asked his wife for a divorce while she was dying of cancer in the hospital. Guess what....it never happened.
The sad part of this story is that there are many women who hate Newt Gingrich simply because of this false story. It has followed him for years, killing him politically even though his first wife is alive and well and actually requested the divorce. Funny how the facts got in the way of a good political lynching.
Here is a link to the story. Maybe now we can actually hear his ideas about how to fix the way this country operates. He is clearly the best man for the Republican nomination.
Check out this video from WWL TV in New Orleans. It is a story about a man who has erected anti-Obama signs in his yard in the Uptown area of the city. One of the signs depicts Obama in a diaper, another as a puppet.
Some citizens say the signs are disrespectful and "racist." Others say they are fine as long as they are on his property.
Personally I think it is disrespectful, but I don't see a race angle here. One woman went as far as to say it was "clearly racist and he wouldn't do it to Bush." She has a short memory as we all know President Bush was called much worse in his time as President.
According to the National Enquirer Sarah Palin had a one night stand with former Michigan star Glen Rice in 1987 while he was playing for Michigan in the Great Alaskan Shootout.
Here is more from the Enquirer:
In a bombshell NATIONAL ENQUIRER world exclusive, the new issue of The ENQUIRER hitting newsstands today breaks major news on SARAH PALIN and her husband TODD, according to a new book.
Publishing sources familiar with the contents of author Joe McGinniss’ highly-anticipated book “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” have revealed shocking secrets that will impact her decision to enter the 2012 presidential race.
In the book, which will be published on September 20th, McGinniss claims Sarah had a steamy interracial hookup with basketball stud GLEN RICE less than a year before she eloped with her husband Todd.
Sarah hooked up with the NBA great, then a 6-foot-8 junior at the University of Michigan when he was playing in a college basketball tournament in Alaska in 1987, the book says. At the time, Sarah, just out of college, was working as a sports reporter for the Anchorage TV station KTUU.
A publishing source told The ENQUIRER that McGinniss claims Sarah had a “fetish” for black men at the time and he quotes a friend as saying Sarah had “hauled (Rice’s) ass down.”
A source unrelated to the book told The ENQUIRER, Todd was very much in the picture at the time and the couple married just nine months later.
In the book, McGinniss quotes Rice as confirming the one-night stand.
According to the publishing source, McGinniss confirms an ENQUIRER exclusive – published in our Oct. 6, 2008 print issue – that Sarah carried on an extramarital affair with Todd’s business partner Brad Hanson, and Todd dissolved their snowmobile dealership after he learned about the affair.McGinniss writes in the book that the affair lasted six months and he fuels rumors that the couple’s marriage has been on the rocks for decades.
In another bombshell, the publishing source says, McGinniss writes that both Sarah and Todd dabbled in cocaine use. “The Rogue” claims that before Palin became Alaska governor she was seen snorting cocaine off an overturned 55-gallon oil drum while snowmobiling with pals.
I don't understand why so many people are using the term "default" when discussing the debt ceiling. The only way there will be any default is if the President WANTS there to be a default. The fact is, the US government has enough money to service the massive US debt. Sure, there are some obligations that we will not be able to pay, like government agencies, etc. but there isn't going to be a default. Old people, soldiers, medicade will al get funded.
What is most shocking is that so many REALLY well read people that I know do not understand this or believe there will be a default.
Check out this video by former Clinton staffer Dick Morris. It is really cheesy but he explains why there will be no default. Do you believe what he is saying? If not, why not? Leave comments!