Every once in a while you see a story that expands the boundaries of hypocrisy. Today, former governor Mitt Romney claimed that McCain deserved his many houses because of “hard work”, but that Obama “got a special deal from a convicted felon”.
First of all, this “hard work” would be what? Having an affair with a young heiress when your first wife becomes an amputee? Getting a new marriage license when you are still married because you can’t wait to spend her money (which she mainly inherited from her daddy, a convicted felon who got his start as a bootlegger)? Is Romney saying that marrying Cindy was work? Does that make McCain a gigolo?
Or am I missing the point, and this is yet another reference to McCain’s stay in the Hanoi Hilton?
Second of all, Rezko was NOT a convicted felon when Obama bought a small piece of land from Rezko’s wife, and there was no special deal — Obama paid above the appraised value for the land. And Obama was never even suspected of any wrongdoing in this case.
And speaking of convicted felons, here’s a list of prominent ones that have been hired by the Bush Administration and put in positions of power.
And finally, the whole point of the story about McCain’s houses is not that he has a lot of homes, but that he can’t even remember how many he has. Nor can he remember what kind of car he drives (a Cadillac). When many people are struggling to keep a single home, McCain is so out of touch he doesn’t even know how many homes he has.
But the final, extra hypocritical touch was Romney adding that “The truth is the first casualty of the new politics practiced by the Obama campaign.”