Jens 'n' Frens
Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.
"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures." -- Daniel Webster
Thursday, December 20, 2007 :::
This isn't the biggest fib in political history, but I don't get why Romney couldn't have worded that differently. I suppose "I saw my father march with Martin Luther King" has more rhetorical power than "I saw my father stand up for Martin Luther King" — the Romney camp claims that "saw" was figurative, but I assume they really mean "march with" to have been figurative — but I'd still prefer the one that's true. I think "march with" implies, literally, "march with", but I think he could have said "stand up for" even if his father was a paraplegic.