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May 25, 2012

Dogs and Driving: Romney Photo-Op of the Day

The background: Romney was so brave as to visit a charter school in a black, low income Philadelphia neighborhood.

Romney participated in an alliteration exercise at a Philadelphia charter school and this is the results of his efforts. Alas, he forgot his staff’s admonition to never bring up dogs or dogs and cars. And a glance at the various galleries documenting his visit show a decided lack of excitement (see the young girl behind Mitt on the right).  Still, there’s a part of me that looks at achievement and says “Good Boy, Mitt!”

Grade: C-. Saved from the dog-driven D only because he managed to have a photo taken in a charter school with minority students and survived their lack of joy in seeing him. — Karen Hull

(photo 1: Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Zuma Press caption: A TEACHABLE MOMENT: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited students in a sixth-grade language arts class at Universal Bluford charter school in west Philadelphia Thursday. The students were learning about alliteration.)

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