A barrage of questions from U.S. reporters shouted at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he was making his way to a vehicle near Warsaw’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier triggered his traveling press secretary to break it up with such phrases as “show some respect,” then as shouting persisted --- “kiss my ass” and “shove it,” observes Grumpy Editor.
Those words, of course, were “shocking” yesterday to the tender ears of the hardened press corps following Romney's footsteps on a week-long overseas trip.
And they reported on it in print and on radio/TV.
Romney was in Poland to meet its leaders, spotlight the nation’s growing economy and honor its contributions to the war in Afghanistan. He also received the endorsement of Lech Walesa, former president.
Some of the questions in Warsaw before Rick Gorka, Romney’s traveling press secretary, stepped in and reminded reporters, "This is a holy site for the Polish people" ---
CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?"
New York Times: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?"
Washington Post: "What about your gaffes?"
New York Times: "Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?"
This resulted in headlines, such as this one posted by CNN:
Romney aide loses cool, curses at press in Poland