Romney’s Press Secretary Needs a Time Out

July 31, 2012 at 8:22 AM 5 comments

I thought Romney and his team might make it out of Poland without putting their foot in it but ah, no:

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The traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney lost his cool and cursed at reporters who attempted to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate in a public plaza near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw Tuesday.


As Romney made his way to his vehicle, reporters attempted to shout questions to the candidate. The former Massachusetts governor, who has answered only three questions from his traveling press corps during a week-long overseas trip, ignored the queries.

When members of the press tried to ask Romney about some of the mishaps on his trip, his traveling press secretary Rick Gorka verbally dressed down reporters.


Here’s a transcript of the questions and Gorka’s response:

CNN: “Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?

NYT: “Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?

Washington Post: “What about your gaffes?

NYT: “Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?”

CNN: “Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven’t taken but three questions on this trip from the press!

Gorka: “Show some respect”

NYT: “We haven’t had another chance to ask a question…”

Gorka: “Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”

Moments later, Gorka told Jonathan Martin, a reporter for Politico, to “shove it.”


Read more and see it on video here



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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim Truett  |  July 31, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    12 hours until Rick Gorka is looking for a new job? Less?

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  July 31, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    I say he won’t be fired. (Preparing to eat my words.)

  • 3. JC for pennies  |  July 31, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” -Harry S. Truman, late fomer president of the United States

  • 4. Tim Truett  |  August 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Well ~ 48 hours. You win. Good call. I’m a bit surprised. Kinda disappointed as well. I may not like the guy, but I hoped he a little more class than this.

  • 5. Say It Ain't So Already  |  August 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    I’m kind of surprised too. But, in Romneyland, yelling at the press is cool because, you know, they’re all a bunch of dirty liberals. So in the end, the Romney campaign probably figured they scored points with the base over this so maybe the guy got a raise.

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