in case your invite got lost in the mail

By Jim Stanford on July 9, 2012

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This sounds like a really great time. Click to enlarge.

Let the parade of private jets commence into Grand Teton National Airstrip.

There will be a few folks, unable to pony up $30,000 for dinner, who will give Mitt their own welcome along Highway 390 on Thursday afternoon.

The address at Chez Cheney is 4205 W. Greens Place, for anyone who might have misplaced it amidst all the excitement at the last dressage match.

Update 7/13: I imagine our local elected officials who paid $2,500 to hear this must have felt pretty foolish:

“When I think about the kind of individual I want in the Oval Office in that moment of crisis, who has to make those key decisions, some of them life-and-death decisions, some of them decisions as commander in chief, who has the responsibility for sending some of our young men and women into harm’s way, that man is Mitt Romney,” Cheney told the crowd.

(Via News&Guide)

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local reps shilling for Romney

By Jim Stanford on February 10, 2012

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Fresh off his drubbing by Rick Santorum in Tuesday’s caucuses, vulture capitalist and Thurston Howell impersonator Mitt Romney has assembled a Wyoming “leadership team” as he looks ahead to the next round of GOP primaries.

Among those on the team are Rep. Ruth Ann Petroff, R-Jackson, and Sens. Leland Christensen, R-Alta, and Dan Dockstader, R-Afton.

Ruth Ann backs Romney.

Our state legislators no doubt will help Romney corral Wyoming’s 29 delegates (a handful compared to the 1,144 needed for nomination), but given that Teton County is a hotbed for political giving, they also ought to help Romney wrangle what he loves most: MONEY.

This might put them at odds with many of their constituents, considering Barack Obama won 61 percent of the vote in Teton County in 2008, compared to 37 percent for John McCain. In Petroff’s District 16, Obama carried 63 percent.

Heading Romney’s Wyoming team is U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., who has inherited the flair for vituperative hyperbole of her predecessor, Barbara Cubin. Here’s what Lummis had to say about Mitt:

“Wyoming has faced first-hand the consequences of President Obama’s big-government over-regulation that has hindered our state’s economic development. Mitt Romney knows that the best thing Washington can do is to get out of the way of job creators. President Obama’s approach to government has been to balloon government and put us on a path toward Greece.”

Greece! Break out the ouzo and smash a plate, we’re headed for sun and olives.

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Mitt is, in his words, ‘very conflicted’

By Jim Stanford on December 6, 2011

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First came the hard-hitting Mitt vs. Mitt video, detailing a litany of for-its before he was against-its. Then Faux News slammed the presumptive GOP nominee for his constant shape shifting. Jon Stewart piled on, floating the idea of an affair, and Colbert rushed to Mitt’s defense.

Now someone else is expounding at length on Mitt Romney’s most detestable character trait: Mitt Romney.

Via the Teton Dems, here’s Mitt prattling on before an elderly audience at the 2004 Republican National Convention. My favorite part comes at about the 3:30 mark, when the camera pans back to reveal a group of women more interested in washing down breakfast with tea than even turning to acknowledge him.

President Obama likely can defeat Romney next year by playing only one clip — Corporations are People, My Friend — over and over, but this will make a nice companion piece.

(All of the clips referenced above can be found on the Teton Dems Facebook page, a good stream for political news and not just rah-rah cheerleading.)

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