Update: Jerid has all the bases covered on this one. The excuse that he doesn’t know what signs everyone has is obliterated when we realize Mitt acknowledged a photo of the sign and gives Jerid his autograph on the back of it! Hey Mitt. Here’s your sign! Haven’t used this one in a long while, but it is appropriate: DAMN SON! You got punked.

Back from vacation and have a week’s worth of work crunch to devour, but couldn’t possibly miss this one. Another moment that would not have happened if visionary leaders on the left had not funded one of the best projects to come out of the lefty blogosphere – The New Hampshire Project.

Jerid asks Mitt Romney why he would support comparisons of Osama bin Laden to Senator Barack Obama. He recently had a photo taken with a supporter that seemed to lump Osama with both Barack and Hillary. His excuse boiled down to basically he can’t be held responsible for signs people have or T-shirts they have on. Problem with that logic is he held the damned sign up and smiled. Is that not an endorsement of it? You decide.

So Jerid asks the questions. Mitt coulda said he didn’t support that particular sign and thinks it a horrible thing to write. He did not. He coulda said he doesn’t believe in disparaging other candidates in such cheap and despicable ways. He did not.

What did he say?

“Lighten up”.

Yes. Over 3,000 dead. The mastermind behind the plot is still out there even though “dead or alive” Bush is still in office. But all Mitt can come up with is lighten up kid?

All caught on tape by Jerid:

Sidebar to Joe Hallett. Another example of bloggers making news my friend. That stream is starting to flow in the opposite direction buddy!