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Friday, November 2, 2012

Mitt Romney Sends His Son to Make Nice with Vladimir Putin

Posted by on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Mitt Romney's son, Matt Romney, recently went on a business trip to Russia, the New York Times reports. But he also had a super-secret political mission, too:

But while in Moscow, Mr. Romney told a Russian known to be able to deliver messages to Mr. Putin that despite the campaign rhetoric, his father wants good relations if he becomes president, according to a person informed about the conversation.

That's nice. "I know dad is trash-talking you, but relax! He's just trying to get elected. He'll be totally cool when he gets voted in." Bear in mind, please, that Mitt Romney spent a fair amount of time trying to slam President Obama for telling Medvedev he'd be more flexible in his second term. Then he basically does the same thing.

But the thing I'm most interested in is: How did the New York Times find out about this story? My guess is that Putin thinks Romney is hilarious and incompetent, and he leaked the story to make fun of Romney. It's a pretty great show of disrespect, if that's what really happened.


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the idiot formerly known as kk 11
Wow, I can't believe Romney hasn't featured this in an ad. I mean, any parent would be thrilled with a son who says, "Dad, you and Mom have given me every advantage in the world, and I know you'll be proud to know that I've decided to dedicate my life to ensuring that Russians are able to invest in American shopping centers."
Posted by the idiot formerly known as kk on November 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM · Report this
Pithy Name 9
I must comment on every Putin article, even though I have nothing useful to contribute...

WAIT. He's sending his SON on secret diplomatic missions? Is that going to be his official capacity if his father gets elected? Going around, cleaning up after all of Romney's stupid utterances? Because Russia is only the first stop - Great Britain, Palestine, and Israel will need to come next.
Posted by Pithy Name on November 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 8
I would totally support a Mxtt Romney presidency.
Posted by ArtBasketSara on November 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM · Report this
@6 - if this is a generational thing, he'll end up with a grandson named Mutt
Posted by SuperSteve on November 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM · Report this
Matt the Engineer 6
Wait, Mitt Romney has a son named Matt Romney? How have I not heard this? That's cute, right? And a little goofy.

I think that's the most humanizing thing I've ever heard about the guy.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on November 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this
"It's ok, President Putin, you can't believe a thing my dad says anyway."
Posted by rainbird on November 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this
It's hard to get people to trust you once word gets around that you make a habit of telling everybody what they want to hear to their face and saying the exact opposite when they're not around.
Posted by Proteus on November 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM · Report this
Now they're just stealing ideas from Arrested Development
Posted by Foonken2 on November 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM · Report this
Dougsf 2
You can take a bus from San Diego to Russia?
Posted by Dougsf on November 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 1
I'm sure he will be able to be more "flexible" after the election...
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on November 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this

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