There has rightly already been a lot of great commentary excoriating Mitt Romney for his absolutely outlandish op-ed on New START in yesterday’s WaPo. I really laughed out loud when I read the reference to putting ICBMs on bombers. To my knowledge not even Inhofe or DeMint have stooped that low, at least not publicly. But if the New START debate has taught us anything so far, it’s that some far right-wingers will uncork just about anything to try and gum up the works – no matter how many times the likes of Gates, Mullen, Chilton, O’Reilly, Schlesinger, Kissinger, et. al. tell them they’re wrong.
Romney’s screed is political posturing at its worst, almost certainly designed to get a leg up in the early stages of the race to the bottom that is the battle for the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Much like Inhofe and DeMint’s ranting, Romney’s raving would actually be funny if it weren’t for the fact that our national security is at stake.
Over at Armchair Generalist, Jason Sigger has a great post thanking the WaPo for misinforming its readers. The best part of the post: He incorporates one of the best scenes from one of the best movies of all time, Billy Madison. Inexplicably, however, Jason failed to post the video. NoH is more than happy to step into the breach, as it’s the perfect response to Romney.
P.S. In defense of poor Billy, I must say that he makes a lot more sense than Mitt.
UPDATE 7/7: Sen. Kerry adds his two cents here. Kudos to the WaPo for printing it. Sen. Kerry makes all the right points, but gets extra credit for using the phrase “In a word, baloney.” Nice!