Mitt Romney’s choice to be his foreign policy spokesman, Richard Grenell, has a long and potentially embarrassing history with Twitter and with the press.
He tweeted sexist remarks about Rachel Maddow, Hillary Clinton, and Callista Gingrich. When Grenell was spokesman for the US Mission to the UN, according to Reuters’ Irwin Arieff
“Grenell ‘frequently called my superiors — or got Amb. [John] Bolton — to call my editorial superiors to complain about stories, even if they had no errors and were right on target but simply did not fit in with his and/or Bolton’s political views.’ Later, Arieff said that Grenell ‘was above all a conservative ideologue, who did all he could to twist the press coverage of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations to conform with his and Amb. Bolton’s political line.’”
This should be interesting. I wouldn’t think Romney would want the kind of “colorful” character this guy seems to be as a spokesman for much of anything. Mitt has already tried to pivot away from the extreme anti-immigration views held by his adviser Kris Kobach (the guy whose influence is all over Arizona’s draconian law in 2010 which gave the cops the right to question anyone they stopped about immigration status).
Mr. Etch-a-Sketch is trying to redraw himself. Will it work?