Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mitt Romney Fighter Pilot?

Father always told us "words matter".

Hence the difference between "lightning" and "lightning bug".

So we have to ask, what's the difference between "I've flown" and "I've flown on"?

Well, GreenMountainPolitics1 has flown on a 747 jet. But GreenMountainPolitics1 has never flown a 747 jet.

And wishing doesn't make it true. Even when the real pilot let us ride on his lap for a little bit.

So Mitt Romney's comments to John DiStaso about his flight experience gave us pause:

Locally, Romney said he had not heard of the Manchester GOP's "machine-gun" fundraiser but had no problem with it.

He said he's flown F-16s and shot Uzis and an AK 47s, "and they're fun. But I don't think anyone is suggesting that these kinds of weapons are going to be in the public domain."

"He said he's flown F-16s"

Flown. Plural.

No "on".

So our question to Romney would be "Flown F-16s? For who? The Mormon Church?"

That certainly would be a different type of missionary outreach.

What's the difference between "lightning" and "lightning bug" again?