My favorite political story of the week is the one where Sam Stein, from the Huffington Post, is on a conference call with the Romney Camp and other journalists, and asks the following question: “Does Governor Romney support the Lilly Ledbetter Act?”
Regarding support for the Ledbetter Act – the law that allows a woman to sue over gender-based pay discrimination – one would think that a response in the affirmative would be immediately forthcoming from a campaign that’s been having some trouble with the ladies.
Instead, there was a loooong pause on the phone, then the unnamed Romeny aide finally answered, “Sam, we’ll have to get back to you on that.”
What the what? How do you not have an answer to that question?
This is a riot because it once again reveals the Romney Campaign as the clueless, spineless, lightweights that they truly are. Dude should’ve just said, “Umm, Sam, we are still triangulating our position on that issue between the Tea Party, Independents, and our corporate overlords.” Anything would be better than, “Sam, we’ll have to get back to you on that.”
I also find this endlessly funny because it reminds me of that part in Ghostbusters where Gozer the Gozerian asks Ray, “Are you a God?” Ray hesitates, says no, Gozer blasts the Ghostbusters with some lightning bolts, and then Winston yells at Ray to remind him, “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a God, you say YES!” That’s some good advice.