This, of course, seems to be a classic example of dueling Amendments. Doesn't Piers have certain rights protected by the First Amendment? I think being able to speak freely in a public forum about a nationally debated issue is protected. I mean it's not like Piers is shouting fire in a crowded theater.
But as the wingnuts march closer to forming their version of the CEDA , there will be more Piers Morgans along the way to suffer the consequences of their strict totalitarianism.
They need 25,000.00 signatures for the White House to review the petition and there is no doubt in my mind that they will get enough.Heck there are millions of people paying $35 per year to be members of the NRA, and their numbers actually went up after the Newtown massacre. There is nothing like having an NRA card in your pocket to protect you from a mass murderer. Not.
Still, if I were Piers I wouldn't worry too much. I suspect that as long as his ratings don't go in the tank he will be around with us for awhile.
Finally, this has to come as a huge disappointment to all the winguts who supported Flipper this past election. Now his son is saying that he didn't really want to be president in the first place.
"A new story in the Boston Globe dissects possible causes for Mitt Romney‘s loss in the presidential election and attributes his “private” nature as a big one. Tagg Romney says of his father, “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run.”
Tagg says he and his mother Ann Romney were really the ones to convince dad Mitt to run. He goes on:
“If he could have found someone else to take his place . . . he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”According to the piece, “Romney’s inner circle of family and friends understood the candidate’s weakness all too well.” He was “deeply private,” and had “an aversion to revealing too much of himself to the public.” The campaign was concerned that if Romney didn’t reveal more of his personality, he would “too easily be reduced to caricature.” The description? “A calculating man of astounding wealth, a man unable to relate to average folks, a man whose Mormon faith put him outside the mainstream.”
Mitt spent a lot of time and money to finally realize that he wasn't cut out to run for president. I am sure that there are a lot of folks out there who wish that he had found out sooner.