Thursday, February 22, 2007

Mitt not Nice

I served my LDS mission in Minnesota. There is a term that is used up there called "Minnesota Nice." And I believe it. Most everyone I met up there was very, very nice, until you brought up religion, and even then most people were nice. In no other place can you be told to go to Hell and have a nice day in the same sentence. Having spent some time in Wisconsin and Iowa, I thought Minnesota Nice was practiced in the entire upper midwest. Apparently not in Mitt Romney's home state of Michigan. Read this take from the Tribune's Linda Fantin:

"How are you? Good to see you," Romney said, shaking my hand and grinning widely. "Wait a minute. The media's not allowed in there, are they?"

I thought he was joking. He kept smiling and shaking. "No no. That's a closed event. Linda. That's a closed event. Don? Don?"

Don "the muscle" Stirling grabbed my arm and escorted me out. Lisa was a few minutes behind. She said the man who would be president practically yelled at her.

The only explanation for Romney's behavior (even his press secretary didn't see a problem with us listening in) is that we didn't pay for the handshake.

Of course, FlipFlopMitt is from Utah this week. Michigan was last week. I forgot.


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