Feel The Taggmentum!

1 comment December 20th, 2007at 09:18pm Posted by Eli

For those of you who just can’t get enough Romney, WaPo had an online chat with his son Tagg, who is every bit as delightful as you might expect. Observe:

Dallas: Why, to this date in the 21st century, do elected officials feel the need to place their voice into other people’s private lives and say that we the people can’t live that way or be that way?

Tagg Romney: Interesting question. I think a lot of us are frustrated by those who are attempting to expand the role and size of government. Did you see Hillary Clinton’s latest ad? She was wrapping Christmas gifts for the American people–universal pre-K, universal health care, etc. She was right when she said she had a million ideas, America just can’t afford them all. My Dad believes that the greatness of the America comes from the American people–not the government.

Ooo, nice. Tagg gets a question that sounds like it’s about social conservatives trying to legislate morality, and he turns it into a spiel about tax-and-spend big-government liberals like Hillary. Well played, Tagg old bean. Well played. Let’s see how he handles something a little tougher:

Dunn Loring, Va.: Let’s see if you’ll answer this one: If the “war against Islamofacism” is the greatest struggle of our time, as your party puts it, why won’t you or one of your four healthy brothers volunteer to serve in either the military or the reserve military? Particularly as the military has problems recruiting top-notch people and has relaxed the admission standards?

Tagg Romney: Happy to answer it, thanks for the question. At the time I would have joined the military, we weren’t fighting a war and the military was being downsized by Bill Clinton (I think he referred to it as a peace dividend). I decided to go into business and have been actively pursuing that career ever since. I have extraordinary respect for those who voluntarily decide to serve in the military, they are true heroes and deserve to be treated as such.

“At the time I would have joined the military…” Interesting. So, apparently – and I was not aware of this – there’s a very specific and narrow time window during which you can enlist. And if your services are not required at that time, well, that’s it for you, your chance to enlist is gone forever. Frankly, I’m a little surprised that none of the other young Republicans who didn’t serve have ever brought this fact up.

Really, it’s a damn shame (and a remarkable coincidence) that not only Tagg, but all four of his brothers had unfortunately timed enlistment windows, and thus forever missed their chances to defend their country against Scary Islamofascism. That must eat away at them every day. “If only I had known,” they cry. “If only I had known.”

Dammit, now I’m too broken up by this terrible family tragedy to continue. But I think you get the general idea.

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Republicans,Romney,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Cujo359  |  December 21st, 2007 at 1:26 am

    It’s really hard to get into the Army these days, Eli. You’re only eligible for a short time, and only the most wired need apply.

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