MITT ROMNEY HUGS THE TAR BABY!
Just like White House spokesman Tony Snow, Republican Gov. of Mass. Mitt Romney sends the "tarbaby" code to a crowd of Republican donors. His claim that he didn't know anyone would be offended by the term seems odd considering the hubub caused by Snow's use of it. So is Romney out of touch with the world or a liar?
Gov. Mitt Romney has apologized for referring to the troubled Big Dig construction project as a "tar baby" during a fundraiser with Iowa Republicans, saying he didn't know anyone would be offended by the term some consider a racial epithet.
In a speech Saturday, Romney, a Republican considering a run for president in 2008, acknowledged he took a big political risk in taking control of the project after a fatal tunnel ceiling collapse, but said inaction would have been even worse.
"The best thing politically would be to stay as far away from that tar baby as I can," he told a crowd of about 100 supporters in Ames, Iowa.