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QoTD – Mother Country Edition

On the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in London from a tony district in Grovesnor Square to a more isolated site near rail tracks, London’s head of planning wrote:

It’s like moving from New York’s Upper East Side to New Jersey.”

Chris Christie Dixie Chicks himself in London

Christie in London, on Obama:

“I think the President has shown over and over again that he’s not the most effective negotiator, whether you’re talking about the Iranian nuclear talks or whether you’re talking about his recent foray into Cuba. The president has not proven himself to be the most adept negotiator, in my opinion, on behalf of American interests.”

Let me get this straight: This failed governor, target of multiple federal investigations, crosses the Atlantic in a trip paid for by businesses getting huge subsidies from his administration – Michele Brown’s name coming up again in the money changing hands. Hisinternational experience is exactly zero, but he breaks tradition criticizing the commander in chief on foreign soil, and head fakes the reporter asking about that.

Wow. Remember the Dixie Chicks? Remember when Natalie Maines – also in London – told her audience:  

Remember When Politics Ended At the Water’s Edge?

Chris Christie, and for that matter most of the GOP, doesn’t.

Here’s how Christie talks while overseas on a trade mission, here in our greatest ally England.

“I think the President has shown over and over again that he’s not the most effective negotiator, whether you’re talking about the Iranian nuclear talks or whether you’re talking about his recent foray into Cuba,” Christie said. “The president has not proven himself to be the most adept negotiator, in my opinion, on behalf of American interests.”

QoTD: Olympian Carl Lewis on Romney’s London Olympics Blunder

Carl_LewisAs you’ve no doubt heard, Mitt Romney really stuck his foot in it a few hours ago in London. Overseas now, for his chance to Look Presidential talking foreign policy on foreign shores, Mitt blabbed about a meeting with the UK’s highly-secretive intelligence agency MI6, couldn’t remember the name of Labour Party leader Ed Milliband when he was standing right next to him, and insulted the London Olympics on the day of the Opening Ceremony. Looking Presidential FAIL. Pissing off the Brits: SCORE.

Daily Mail: Who invited party-pooper Mitt Romney?

The Sun: Mitt the Twit

The Independent: Romneyshambles

Mail Online: Mitt Romney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in London

So, now Carl Lewis, whose 10 Olympic medals (9 gold) certainly should entitle him to have at least as credible opinion on all this as Mr. Salt Lake City Olympics. Lewis is our Quote of the Day:

“Every Olympics is ready, I don’t care whatever he [Romney] said. I swear, sometimes I think some Americans shouldn’t leave the country. Are you kidding me, stay home if you don’t know what to say.”

Yeah. Sounds about right. And nicer than I would have been.  

How was this missed last sunday?

The following is an excerpt from the Auditor from star Ledger:

“Meeting across the Pond When he's not out locking up crooked pols or (not so quietly) running for governor, U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie is often found on his way to or from a Bruce Springsteen concert. And even though The Boss was thou sands of miles and an ocean away last week, that didn't deter the federal lawman.
The Auditor caught up with Christie in London a couple days ago, after the U.S. attorney and his family took in not one but two shows on the European leg of Springsteen's tour. Christie, his wife, Mary Pat, and their four children caught The Boss first in Paris and then in London, between taking in sights such as the Louvre.
“Bruce, in Paris, was amazing,” said Christie, who's seen Springsteen in concert nearly 100 times. “The audience was pretty wild.”
Springsteen said he scored the tickets courtesy of Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, whose late father was an assistant U.S. attorney before Christie took over the office in 2002. Weinberg and Christie have become friends in recent years and, in light of the tour schedule, Christie said he was able to “plan the vacation in concert with the concerts.”
Understanding how much trouble could be caused by junkets and those who pay for them, Christie had a message for The Auditor: “Your readers should not be concerned about who paid for the concerts or my vacation.”
So how was this missed, who did pay for your trips Mr. Christie?