muddled referent

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Aug 11 14:50:20 UTC 2012

At 8/11/2012 10:21 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>When it was announced that Romney will "unveil" his VP pick Paul Ryan
>on/in front of USS Wisconsin, I knew someone was going to say it. And
>Steve Benen did not disappoint--within minutes, his post on the Ryan
>pick included this line:
>>The announcement will be in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin -- which
>>just happens to be Ryan's home state.

Aha -- "in front of".  Presumably somewhere freedom of assembly and
speech is allowed.  Seven AM leaks said it would be "aboard" (or
perhaps "on") the U.S.S. -- not somewhere I would have expected the
Obama government to have permitted.  (I haven't listened to or looked
at anything since.)


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