Have you seen this photo of what various Obamaniacs and pro-Gingrich PACs have claimed is the “out of touch” super-rich Mitt Romney getting his shoes shined by one of the 99% before boarding a corporate jet?



One of Rachel Maddow’s guests was all over it:


NBC’s Today Show also pimped the photo as Romney getting a shoe shine on the tarmac.

The problem is that Romney wasn’t getting a shoe shine — it was a security screening before boarding the flight.

If Romney’s knee-jerk critics would have bothered to pay attention to the facts and not been sidetracked, they would have had something. While they were running off trying to turn a security wanding into a shoeshine, shortly after that photo was taken, Romney put his dog on the roof of the plane and then it took off. I hope the little feller’s okay.


7 Responses to “Romney’s Airport Tarmac ‘Shoe-Shine’”

  1. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2012 7:34 pm

    What, did the Mittster step in something Ed Schultz or Rachel Madcow left behind and he had to hire out the job of getting it off his shoe before he entered the sterile environment of a corporate jet ?

    Kind of a small pic here, not much bigger at Ed`s page (shame on you Doug for tricking me into clicking on his site, btw), but it looks more like a security wand than any kind of shoeshine tool. I own a boot box full of shoe care brushes and an electric brush-buffer, but it`s been a long time since I actually shined a pair of shoes – just waterproofed boots, so I`ll admit up front that shoe shining could have advanced by leaps and bounds and I wouldn`t know about it !

  2. backwoodsconsr on January 16th, 2012 7:35 pm

    I only wish I were looking at humble, lovable Shoeshine Boy. Then maybe Underdog could save us.

  3. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2012 8:29 pm

    Doug, my comment got hung up in the moderation chute ! Can you find it please …. and I`m sorry I picked at`cha; it was just a little jab ! ;-)

  4. backwoodsconsr on January 16th, 2012 8:34 pm

    Mine too. First time that's happened to me. I wonder what I said that was considered so immoderate.

  5. SignPainterGuy on January 16th, 2012 8:46 pm

    There have been times when I felt picked on ! It seems, no one knows the criteria for moderation scrutiny !

    Doug`s been very good about fishing comments out of the chute !

  6. Hyperfobea on January 17th, 2012 12:09 pm

    At least the guy doesn't appear to be a minority and isn't on his knees. Imagine what the press would have said had that been the case.

  7. Parker 45 on January 20th, 2012 8:27 pm

    Would be a great next scandal

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