Correction Appended: Sept. 20, 2012
There are plenty of people out there analyzing what Mitt Romney said in the secretly recorded fundraising-dinner video that Mother Jones magazine posted online Sept. 17. I'll let other pundits continue to debate what his comments about "the 47%"--who, he told a banquet table of donors, pay no income tax, depend on government and are destined to vote for Barack Obama--say about his campaign, his base and his character.
Me, I couldn't stop looking at the waiters.
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