Politico says Tim Pawlenty is considered the leading option on Mitt Romney’s VP shortlist. Perhaps Romney missed the PoliticalDerby.com readers’ choice of Paul Ryan.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell spliced together parts of a Romney speech and introduced it as his “cash register moment”, which, if you recall, was another media hit job in presidential political history back in 1992. In reality, Romney was making a point on the inefficiency of government. After near immediate calls for an apology, the next day Mitchell said “we didn’t get a chance to play [the full video]” and ran his speech uncut. However, Mitchell made no mention at her deception from the previous day.

They say it’s not the crime, it’s the cover up. Now some media are comparing President Obama’s use of “executive privilege” to withhold documents on the Fast and Furious scandal to Watergate and Drudge Report had this image headlining for 24 hours.

The Supreme Court will release additional verdicts today. The Affordable Healthcare Act could be one of them, which analysts say could be left alone, entirely struck down, or have portions, such as the individual mandate stuck down.

Finally, some humor.

Comments

  • Whodat

    Tim Pawlenty is so boring, even Iowa rejected him. He never impressed anyone at the debates.  And, his state’s electoral votes are not enough to matter.

    • Anonymous

      In the words of George Michael & WHAM! on this Pawlenty pick: “Wake me up before you go-go…”

      zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz…..

      • Anonymous

        Better be careful, Brian will call you a Birther soon.  

        • Anonymous

          Only if Eddie begins talking birth certificate gibberish.

          • Anonymous

            Even though both Whodat and Eddie agree with me?  

            Awesome!

  • Whodat

    Tim Pawlenty is so boring, even Iowa rejected him. He never impressed anyone at the debates.  And, his state’s electoral votes are not enough to matter.

    • Anonymous

      In the words of George Michael & WHAM! on this Pawlenty pick: “Wake me up before you go-go…”

      zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz…..

      • Anonymous

        Better be careful, Brian will call you a Birther soon.  

        • Anonymous

          Only if Eddie begins talking birth certificate gibberish.

          • Anonymous

            Even though both Whodat and Eddie agree with me?  

            Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    The Obama administration, by the use of “executive privilege”, has now forced the other media outlets besides FOX News to have to report on this story. They have created the obvious question, if there is nothing to hide than why are you hiding it? One can only imagine how the media would be reporting on this of it were a Republican administration.

    I believe Romney’s veep will likely come from a governorship. He seems to like the executive experience that comes from serving as governor, I don’t blame him. Governors have been vetted by their states, they know what it takes to operate a bureaucracy, and have the experience one must have to operate as CEO of the nation. One of Romney’s themes is that Obama had no executive experience in business or government prior to becoming POTUS and his failures are an obvious outcome from electing such a person. Not sure who Mitt will go with but I would say the chances of it being a governor are strong.

    • Anonymous

      I would think you would be falling over giddy at a Romney-Pawlenty ticket. 

      If it is T-Paw he won’t convert many people that are on the fence.  It wouldn’t get me to VFTLOTE again this election.

      • Anonymous

        I think T-Paw would make a great running mate, as would several others.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think he, or most of the former candidates for that matter, have enough wow factor to make a difference to those of that didn’t like Romney as a candidate.

          Mitt flip flopping on if he was vetting Rubio doesn’t help him either.

          • AWB

            How is it a flip flop when the initial report was from sources NOT in the know? Romney simply clarified for everyone that those who claimed to know in fact did not, and that what they said was simply wrong. 

            At this point, I think Romney will get strong support of the Right (because he’s clearly a big improvement on the current occupant of the White House) and now he needs a VP candidate who can communicate with those voters and won’t scare off the center. Personally, I think T-Paw, Portman or Jindal would all be great choices. So I’m not convinced he needs a “wow” factor. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see him pick a Hispanic VP, but realistically, I’m just not sure either Rubio or Martinez (and I like them both) are really ready this time around. 

            • Anonymous

              In Troy’s world his accusation of Mitt’s clarification as being a “flip flop” makes perfect sense.

            • JacostaMusic

               AWB – you obviously do not know TLaMana that well!  Whatever claim TLM can stick to Romney on being a flip-flopper – even if the sources/claims come from Liberal, media, Obama sources with no merit – he will!  You see, you and ,I and a host of others, who have already STUDIED this story of Rubio know that Romney didn’t flip-flop; it came from an outside, unnamed source in the media.  But, Troy won’t do the research, and even if he did and found the real truth, he’d still pin it to Romney.  That’s why Troy doesn’t have much credibility on here because of his tireless rants which are nearly all emotional, instead of logical.  Sorry – I call it like it is! 

              • Anonymous

                bullseye 

      • Gururussell

        “VFTLOTE”…
        Love it!

  • Anonymous

    The Obama administration, by the use of “executive privilege”, has now forced the other media outlets besides FOX News to have to report on this story. They have created the obvious question, if there is nothing to hide than why are you hiding it? One can only imagine how the media would be reporting on this of it were a Republican administration.

    I believe Romney’s veep will likely come from a governorship. He seems to like the executive experience that comes from serving as governor, I don’t blame him. Governors have been vetted by their states, they know what it takes to operate a bureaucracy, and have the experience one must have to operate as CEO of the nation. One of Romney’s themes is that Obama had no executive experience in business or government prior to becoming POTUS and his failures are an obvious outcome from electing such a person. Not sure who Mitt will go with but I would say the chances of it being a governor are strong.

    • Anonymous

      I would think you would be falling over giddy at a Romney-Pawlenty ticket. 

      If it is T-Paw he won’t convert many people that are on the fence.  It wouldn’t get me to VFTLOTE again this election.

      • Anonymous

        I think T-Paw would make a great running mate, as would several others.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think he, or most of the former candidates for that matter, have enough wow factor to make a difference to those of that didn’t like Romney as a candidate.

          Mitt flip flopping on if he was vetting Rubio doesn’t help him either.

          • AWB

            How is it a flip flop when the initial report was from sources NOT in the know? Romney simply clarified for everyone that those who claimed to know in fact did not, and that what they said was simply wrong. 

            At this point, I think Romney will get strong support of the Right (because he’s clearly a big improvement on the current occupant of the White House) and now he needs a VP candidate who can communicate with those voters and won’t scare off the center. Personally, I think T-Paw, Portman or Jindal would all be great choices. So I’m not convinced he needs a “wow” factor. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see him pick a Hispanic VP, but realistically, I’m just not sure either Rubio or Martinez (and I like them both) are really ready this time around. 

            • Anonymous

              In Troy’s world his accusation of Mitt’s clarification as being a “flip flop” makes perfect sense.

            • JacostaMusic

               AWB – you obviously do not know TLaMana that well!  Whatever claim TLM can stick to Romney on being a flip-flopper – even if the sources/claims come from Liberal, media, Obama sources with no merit – he will!  You see, you and ,I and a host of others, who have already STUDIED this story of Rubio know that Romney didn’t flip-flop; it came from an outside, unnamed source in the media.  But, Troy won’t do the research, and even if he did and found the real truth, he’d still pin it to Romney.  That’s why Troy doesn’t have much credibility on here because of his tireless rants which are nearly all emotional, instead of logical.  Sorry – I call it like it is! 

              • Anonymous

                bullseye 

      • Gururussell

        “VFTLOTE”…
        Love it!