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      09-25-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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The Romney "Stench"

Not my words. Those are the words of Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa. Apparently Paul Ryan is realizing he made a bad mistake by hitching his wagon to "The Stench".

Paul Ryan vs. The Stench

By ROGER SIMON | 9/25/12 4:38 AM EDT

Paul Ryan has gone rogue. He is unleashed, unchained, off the hook.

I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, hell probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him, Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa, told The New York Times on Sunday.

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More evidence the wheels are coming off the Romney Ryan wagon...
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      09-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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This is great.

From article:

"Who boos a guy in front of his 78-year-old mother? Other 78-year-old mothers."

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A liberal publication that focuses on a speech in front of a liberal organization -- AARP. And that is your measure? Good one guys!
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a liberal organization -- AARP.
Shouldn't there be some sort of IQ test required to post in this forum? Yeah, those retirees are a mighty progressive bunch!
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"a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa,...."

Now there's a source that means a lot! Here's one that's equally valid:

"..a former military senior officer thinks nobama is incompetent when it comes to defense matters".

This quote would be from,! Why hasn't the news come to write my story?
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Oh snap:

Here's the latest example of lazy journalism leading to blatant inaccuracies and falsehoods in the blogosphere, compliments of our friends at Gawker

Here's how Jefferson came to his conclusion that Ryan calls Romney "the stench": someone at Buzzfeed read the New York Times this weekend and noticed an article that quoted Craig Robinson, the former political director for the Republican Party of Iowa, as saying, "I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he'll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him."

Now, according to Gawker, "Rather than decry Robinson's comments or reaffirm his commitment to the Romney ticket since the Times story broke, Ryan has been running with it."

Jefferson based this claim on a Politico blog post by Roger Simon, in which he writes the following: "Though Ryan had already decided to distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels totally uninhibited. Reportedly, he has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, 'If Stench calls, take a message' and 'Tell Stench I'm having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.'"

There's a reason Simon's claim comes across as absurd and satirical, and that's because it is -- in a clarification to Buzzfeed (not Gawker, which indicates that Jefferson didn't even bother to get the clarification first-hand) Simon writes that "Some people always don't get something, but I figured describing PowerPoint as having been invented to euthanize cattle would make the satire clear. I guess people hate PowerPoint more than I thought."

Just to break this down, this misinformation is the result of a Gawker writer reading Buzzfeed, where a writer read Politico, where a writer read the New York Times.

That's the Roger Simon referenced in the OP.

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