It’s Getting Weird Out There

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And on the third day of Romney’s travels with a full-time pool of reporters in tow: a high-speed chase on the New Jersey turnpike culminating in Hasidic wedding photos.

Romney arrived at Lake Terrace, the site of his fundraiser tonight, at roughly 3:35 pm, after what your pooler can only describe as a harrowing high-speed motorcade from Newark airport to Lakewood N.J. Hitting speeds of up to 90 mph at times, the motorcade made what had been scheduled as a 61-minute drive in roughly 45 minutes on a route that took us along the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway and prompted your pooler to wonder many times if she would live to cover Romney’s remarks at the fundraiser tonight. The motorcade was escorted by unmarked police SUVs, which at times flashed their lights. At one point, we passed a school bus where several little kids could been seen standing on their seats to get a glimpse of the motorcade.

Upon arrival in Lakewood, some unusual things happened. First, the motorcade passed a man dressed in American flag shorts running down the street toward the venue here while waving an American flag. “Whooooo!” he exclaimed, as your pooler’s van passed. Then, as we turned into Lake Terrace, the motorcade drove past an Orthodox Jewish wedding party that had been posing for pictures outside. Immediately, the family abandoned the bride and groom and began chasing Romney’s car in the parking lot, waving cameras. The candidate’s SUV drove around a corner to a back entrance, followed by at least 10 members of the wedding party who tried to run up to Romney’s car but were halted first, by a wood fence, which one man tried to scale, and then by Secret Service agents, who did not look pleased. “Oh you’re Secret Service,” one woman said, as she was asked by an agent to move back. “We just want to see Romney.”

Your pool is now holding in a room ahead of Romney’s remarks at the private fundraiser, set to begin in about one hour. Per spokesman Rick Gorka, Romney is going to pose for photos with the wedding party, but the campaign will not allow the pool to witness this event.

Mazel tov?

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LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

This is "weird"?

Love how the "pool reporter" is described as  wondering many times if she would live to cover Romney’s remarks at the fundraiser tonight.  After what your pooler can only describe as a harrowing high-speed motorcade from Newark airport to Lakewood N.J. Hitting speeds of up to 90 mph at times". Passing school buses loaded with children standing up to see all the commotion of the passing motorcade.

That doesn't make sense.  If the speeds were at such a breakneck pace, how could she have noticed all those children standing and peering out the window at the passing motorcade?  One would think at those "breakneck" speeds, the children would have been nothing more than a blur in her vision.  

I suppose this is TIME's way of "fair and balanced" reporting.  Along with the now BIG FAT LIE political ad put out by the Obama campaign of the "poor man fired from his steel mill job and his wife succumbs from cancer days afterwards", and that it is all "Mitt Romney's fault my wife died". TIME and other shills for Obama are scrambling to come up with ANYTHING that will make Romney look bad.  

Time is a joke.  This article is a joke.  We see right through exactly what you guys are doing Mr Sorensen.  Right through it.

NP042
NP042

One would surmise, if one were to read the article and see past all the froth building at one's mouth, that the school bus spotting occurred after the 90mph portion of the commute, seeing as the pooler describes those things happening within the city/town/burrough of Lakewood and not on one of the Expressways.  But that would require one being able to read, after all.

We see.

It's nice to see Rusty acknowledging the voices in his head telling him all about what those evil liberals are up to and their every motivation. 

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ERenger
ERenger

You think it's getting weird out there now? 

Just wait till the Zombie Apocalypse that will be the Tampa convention...

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

Particularly if he selects the Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver[™Charles Pierce] for his VP

If you haven't been keeping up with Charlie - the ZEGS is Paul Ryan.

ERenger
ERenger

Ha ha! Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver! Classic! 

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

Hang on, this is the third day of the full-time pool?  We've also had the third time in three days that there's been an incredible gaffe from the Romney camp.

I wonder if it's a sign - when light shines on any part of Romney, some part of his campaign blows up.

ERenger
ERenger

Just one more way that Romney is like a vampire.

ARTraveler
ARTraveler

I am sure that many went home to check the news to confirm who screwed up their commute with a NASCAR mentality and to remember them on election day.

formerlyjamesm
formerlyjamesm

I had to look up mazel tov and found a remarkable number of Yiddish expressions which apply to Romney.  I thought I could squeak them by disqus but no dice.  

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

I had a rough go of it when I was trying to post a McClatchy link with some text excerpts.

I have no idea what was triggering the moderation.

~

AfGuyReturns
AfGuyReturns

Disqus has been like an overflowing septic tank today.

Like a crapshoot of unsanctioned moderation episodes.

formerlyjamesm
formerlyjamesm

I had to look up mazel tov and found a trove of more appropriate terms which apply to Romney.  For future reference, here are a few:  bupkis, drek, ganef, golem, klutz, narrischkeit, schemiel, schlock, schlub, schmegeggy, schmuck, yutz.  There are many more than this  There seem to be a remarkable number of Yiddish expressions which apply.

bobell
bobell

Lakewood has a sizeable Orthodox Jewish commuity.  The Orthodox tend to vote Republican, but they're substantially outnumbered by American Jews of other denominations (or none at all).  I doubt that Romney's visit is going to sway many Jewish votes.

Lakewood also has terrible traffic.  Next time I go there, I want my own Secret Service escort.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Romney is going to pose for photos with the wedding party, but the campaign will not allow the pool to witness this event.

Inluding the people getting wed?

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

We are gathered here today in stealth mode....

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

Maybe they'll be allowed if they own dressage horses. If not, they may have to elope to Las Vegas and marry at an Elvis chapel.

bobell
bobell

It's okay as long as he doesn't perform the ceremony.  No one would ever mistake Mitt for a rabbi.

Pnnto
Pnnto

"the third day of Romney’s travels with a full-time pool of reporters in tow"

Cool! I bet you all are asking great questions. Scherer reported the hamburger story yesterday and now the wedding photo angle has been covered.What will tomorrow bring?

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

Wait 'till Rafalca returns home. Ann Romney will be treated like royalty, likely getting better coverage than Kate (the princess, NOT Pickert).

ARTraveler
ARTraveler

After watching the dressage show this morning while captive in a doctor's waiting room, it was immediately obvious why a dressage horse is such great therapy?