While visiting Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Mitt Romney’s Rick Gorka became angry with reporters. Here’s the transcript:
CNN: “Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?
NYT: “Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?
Washington Post: “What about your gaffes?
NYT: “Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?”
CNN: “Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven’t taken but three questions on this trip from the press!
Gorka: “Show some respect”
NYT: “We haven’t had another chance to ask a question…”
Gorka: “Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”
Moments later, Gorka told Jonathan Martin, a reporter for Politico, to “shove it.”
Pilsudski Square is home to Poland’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Think Progress, of course, is giddy over the incident.
Mitt’s staffer had every right to be angry and it’s the reporters who were out of line. To paraphrase our eloquent vice president, shouting questions at a candidate during a visit to a site Poles hold sacred is a big f***ing deal.