by David Safier
Of course Romney would have issued the risky order to attack Bin Laden. Because even though the mission could have gone horribly wrong and damaged his credibility and popularity, Romney is the kind of man who is willing to make the tough decisions. I know that's true, because Romney said so himself.
Which is why, when Romney's openly gay foreign policy spokesman was attacked by the right, Romney rose to his defense . . . Oh, wait, he didn't. He didn't say, "This man, Richard Grenell, was adviser to John Bolton, and there's no better and stronger foreign policy conservative than John Bolton." He didn't say, "I judge my staff members by the quality of their work, period. That's what CEOs do."
No, he stayed quiet. Then, coward that he is, he let Grenell resign and had his campaign manager say, "We are disappointed that Rick decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons." Because I guess that's what CEOs do when their base the stockholders are angry, but wrong, about a decision the CEO made. They fold.
UPDATE: From the NY Times. Grenell didn't just work for Bolton. During the Bush administration, he was director of communications to four ambassadors to the United Nations. But in another sign of the Republican move toward the hate-filled right, this is what Bryan Fischer, American Family Association, tweeted about the appointment: “Romney picks out & loud gay as a spokesman. If personnel is policy, his message to the pro-family community: drop dead.”