Poor Mitt, his hopes of being slavishly feted across European capitals have crashed against the shores of the reality that is a candidate, and campaign, that clearly have yet to remove their collective heads out of wherever they’ve been lodged. Mitt it seems, has one-upped his oft repeated, and thoroughly inane, trope that the President “apologizes for America,” or something like that, by traveling to foreign countries and having to apologize for himself seemingly whenever he opens his mouth.
Clearly, Mitt’s quest to set the record for gaffes on foreign soil is starting to get to his beleaguered staff, one of whom, decided it would be a good idea to tell journalists to “kiss [his] ass,” and to “shove it.” Clearly, these statements will do much to burnish Mitt’s credentials with the 4th estate, particularly since they were made by campaign’s traveling press spokesman. Here’s the transcript from CNN:
CNN: “Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?
NYT: “Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?
Washington Post: “What about your gaffes?
NYT: “Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?”
CNN: “Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven’t taken but three questions on this trip from the press!
Gorka: “Show some respect”
NYT: “We haven’t had another chance to ask a question…”
Gorka: “Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”
Gorka also told Politico’s Jonathan Martin to “shove it.” Gorka called reporters later to apologize.
CNN notes that Romney has only taken three questions from the traveling press corps during his week-long trip abroad.