Say somebody is complimenting you. How do you know whether they’re being honest, or whether they’re just saying the same thing that they say to everybody?
Well, one good way is to see how unique the compliment is. Are you the only person who fits the description? Or does everybody else?
Mitt Romney has recently been making the rounds praising Japan to the sky. Here’s why Romney loves Japan:
I love this country. It seems right here. The trees are the right height. I like seeing the lakes. I love the lakes. There’s something very special here. The great lakes, but also all the inland lakes that dot the parts of Japan. I love cars. I dunno, I mean I grew up totally in love with cars. It used to be in the fifties and sixties if you showed me one square foot of almost any part of a car I could tell you what brand it was, the model and so forth. Now with all the other cars I’m not quite so good at it. But I still know the Japanese cars pretty well. And, uh, drive a Lexus. I love cars. I love Japanese cars. And long may they rule the world.
Mitt Romney, it seems, loves Japan because the trees there are just the right height. I’ve never seen a Japanese tree in person before, but I guess that there’s just something special about them. Here’s the video.
Oops. Looks like Romney wasn’t talking about Japan after all – he was talking about Michigan.
Yet if you change just five words in his speech (state, Michigan, Japanese, Mustang, American), Romney could be talking about any place in the world.
It doesn’t seem like Mitt Romney’s love for Michigan is very sincere.