I jest, of course, because after holding a press conference to accuse the Obama administration of apologizing for America, the talking-points being circulated by the Romney campaign instructs surrogates to say that he rejects the message of the anti-Muslim film promoted by Florida Pastor Terry Jones.
Questions & Answers:
Don’t you think it was appropriate for the embassy to condemn the controversial movie in question? Are you standing up for movies like this?
– Governor Romney rejects the reported message of the movie. There is no room for religious hatred or intolerance.
– But we will not apologize for our constitutional right to freedom of speech.
This is absurd because this has been the consistent message of the Obama administration since the situation began last night. The Obama administration and the state department rejects the message of the film while respecting the right to free speech.
Romney’s press conference today wasn’t just opportunistic, it was an entirely dishonest farce. He was lying straight through the smirk on his face.