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Will Romney “Cop” A Plea To Impersonating A Police Officer?

Let’s face it, Mitt Romney is a weird and awkward person. This child of wealth and privilege is so detached from the lifestyles of average working/middle class Americans that he appears to be some sort of strange space alien or one of those pod-hatched clones from the classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” film.

Remember how awkward it was when, while standing with a group of black children, he said “Who Let the Dogs Out”?

Remember the story about how he illegally strapped his pet dog in a kennel to the roof (or is it ruuf) of the family car and drove 12 hours while the terrified pooch defecated all over the vehicle? Heck, even Fox News claims he is “unfit to be President” as the result of that heartless action.

How about when he declared that “Corporations are people“?

Do you recall when he said it was humorous when his father closed a factory in Michigan? He said, ““One of most humorous I think relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors …  They had a factory in Michigan…and as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan…”

Remember when he assaulted a gay high school student and hacked off his hair?

Well, now we have another disturbingly awkward  Romney moment to comment about. NationalMemo.com reports that, “When Mitt Romney was a college freshman, he told fellow residents of his Stanford University dormitory that he sometimes disguised himself as a police officer – a crime in many states, including Michigan and California, where he then lived. And he had the uniform on display as proof.” The article goes on to say that Robin Madden, a fellow Stanford University student with Mitt Romney, recalls that Romney “called him and two or three other residents into his room, saying, ‘Come up, I want to show you something.’ and when they entered Romney’s room,  ‘laid out on his bed was a Michigan State Trooper’s uniform.’” Madden also said,

“He told us that he had gotten the uniform from his father. He told us that he was using it to pull over drivers on the road. He also had a red flashing light that he would attach to the top of his white Rambler. We thought it was all pretty weird. We all thought, ‘Wow, that’s pretty creepy.’ And after that, we didn’t have much interaction with him,”

The National Memo reports, “Romney may well have been breaking the law merely by donning a police uniform, committing a crime if he pretended to be a cop and a felony if he did so more than once. In both California and Michigan, any person convicted of fraudulently impersonating a police officer may be sentenced to up to one year in prison.”

Here is MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell reporting on Mitt Romney’s  dress-up game:

As far as we know, the Romney campaign has not yet “copped” a plea to this story.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

“Highway Patrol” song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x_wLVCLPx0M#!

HIGHWAY PATROL

 (sung to the Junior Brown song “Highway Patrol”)

Mitt’s got a star on his car and one on his chest,
He ain’t got a grip but he wants to arrest
Mitt’s mind has been lost out on this highway
So watch out what you’re doin’ when you’re drivin’ Mitt’s way
Mitt just breaks the law everywhere he goes
Dad’s the Guv’nor of the state. Mitt’s the highway patrol.

You know Romney and his daddy they’re both privileged and white,
Mitt’s siren a screamin’ with his flashin’ red light
If you’re not gay this might be your night
Mitt’s just keepin’ law and order for the radical right
If Mitt writes you out a ticket, then you better drive slow
Mitt’s just a doin’ his job, he’s the highway patrol.

Mitt’s the highway patrol, Mitt’s the highway patrol,
If your hair’s long then its gotta go.
He’ll be damn well dressed when he’s a C-E-O
But now Mitt’s doin’ his job as the highway patrol

(flip-flop break)

Romney’s drivin’ so fast like he shouldn’t do
Mitt’s dog on the roof is a startin’ to poo
He is in a race with a man who is black
Who let’s them marry if they’re gay, that’s a marriage attack
Obama and the Democrats have to go
Mitt’s just a doin’ his job, he’s the highway patrol.

Mitt’s the highway patrol, Mitt’s the highway patrol,
If your hair’s long then its gotta go.
He’ll be damn well dressed when he’s a C-E-O
But now Mitt’s doin’ his job as the highway patrol

Mitt’s just a doin’ his job
He’s the highway patrol.

Sarah Palin: Wiil She Or Won’t She?

The ever unpredictable Sarah Palin is keeping the pundits guessing again. This time the question is: “Will she or won’t she run for President?” Last night she refused to even give her Fox News co-conspirator Bill O’Reilly the inside scoop. While appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor”, she only said that her decision as to whether she will run is still “months away”. Over at MSNBC however, host Lawrence O’Donnell has already declared that Palin will not run. He said that she is too beholden to her million dollar salary at Fox to give it up for a certain doomed presidential run. As you can see, the pundits’ opinions as to whether the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska are like sphincters. You know, everybody has one!

Nevertheless, we were treated to a couple of more in-depth and/or unique takes on Sarah Palin this week. The first was in a Boston Globe editorial by Scott Lehigh on Friday, titled “2012: Yes, Maybe and Unelectable”. Lehigh’s contention is that if “you start with the assumption that a candidate must have a plausible path to both the nomination and the presidency, the prospects of the might-be candidates fall into three categories: Believable, conceivable, and unachievable.” He places Sarah Palin in the category of “unachievable”.  Lehigh succinctly states that she was ,

“So far over her head in 2008 that some of John McCain’s own advisers fretted at the prospect of having her a septuagenarian heartbeat away from the presidency, Palin has hardly allayed doubts about herself since. If the GOP really wants a lighter-than-air disaster, why not just nominate the Hindenburg?”

By the way, Lehigh also places Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour , Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and moonbat-crazy Michele Bachmann in the unachievable categaory. As for his insightful take on the rest of the GOP contenders and pretenders, please read his great editorial here.

Slate.com is also offering an innovative prognostication tool known as the “Palin Meter”. This device measures the percentage probability that Sarah Palin will run for the Presidency on a daily basis. For instance, as of March 3rd, Slate states that there is a 45% chance that she will run and that is 6% lower than the previous day. Slate describes the drop as resulting from Fox News‘ failure to suspend Palin as they did Gingrich and Santorum (who the network believes will both be running). Additionally, they predict that all of Palin’s recent poor polling may dissuade her. On the up-side however, Slate references Palin’s recent rash of tweeting and the fact that Dana Millbank’s “Palin-Free Month” has now ended. The website states, “Palin obviously wouldn’t have wanted to drop any big news without him along for the ride.”

Although we must all continue to speculate on a Palin candidacy, one thing is certain. Progressive bloggers everywhere are praying that Sarah Palin runs for President. The laughs will be off the charts if she is involved in any primary debates.

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Born To Run song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oL0YSYz4eo

BORN TO RUN

(sung to the Bruce Springsteen song “Born To Run”)

In the day she sweats it out on the streets, she’s a runner-up beauty pageant queen
At night she tears her hair out in worry atop Todd’s snow-machine
Hate filled rages at the five and dime
High heeled, misdirected and sporting a sixties beehive, Whoa
Wasilla town hopes she never comes back
She’s a dumb quack, a political hack
Sarah speaketh with a forked tongue
But tramps like her, baby they were born to run
(yes she will run)

Sarah’s got thin skin but she’ll run again
She can’t find work on television
SarahPAC will cater to her whims
Their dedicated to her mission
Together they will dish out crap
She’ll run till she drops, maybe from a heart attack, Whoa
All her friends, she’ll continue to hire
‘cause baby she wants to be the next “Decider”
But her wagon has lost all its wheels
She behaves like a little child girl, a pitbull refusing to heel
(full of baloney)

(Twitter break)

She’s filled with malice right down to the bones buried in her backyard
She casts no reflection in brand new mirrors
Like a vampire caught off guard
Her unfeeling heart, rises cold and dark
A dominatrix with an iron fist
She’s gonna try to befriend thee in the deep dark night
With a wink and a blown kiss, Huhh

(Facebook break)

(one two three four…)

She’s got a bunch of Fox News zeroes that fuel her hopes and drive
Sarah Palin likes you if you are white and have no use for gay pride
Every Wednesday she will give an address
That will reveal all the madness in her soul, Whoa
Someday girl, we don’t know when, you’ll learn that you’re a disgrace
Something we already know, her career will be done
But till then just like puss, Sarah will return to run

Oh, Sarah just like puss, baby we hope that you run

Please believe me, all of us baby, sure hope that you will run