From the Boston Herald:
With the American flag flying, and the well-tended lilac trees at their most fragrant, Doug Scamman spent most of yesterday mowing the rolling hayfield outside of his 250-year-old farmhouse.
In just a few days, that field will be a packed parking lot. The Civil War-era barn, where five pigs and nine hens live, could become a media staging area, Scamman said, with what looked like a twinkle in his eye.
Because Thursday, Bittersweet Farm, and its 300 lush green acres, will be at the white-hot center of the American political universe.
Here, somewhere between the chicken coop, the tractors and the hay bales, Republican Mitt Romney will launch his second presidential bid.
“It’s an honor,” said Scamman, a longtime Republican state legislator who served two terms as New Hampshire’s House speaker, and spent a few years as the state’s budget director. With land that stretches down to the Exeter River, “We have a great place to have big events, and it has very easy access,” he said.
Yesterday, as Romney’s earnest advance team scoped out the sun-scorched site…..
Okay, lets stop there.
Didn’t someone with Multiple-choice Mitt’s campaign machine stop to think that someone somewhere might notice a bit of irony (or perhaps unintentional honesty?) in having the candidate who is more fake than Sarah Palin’s family values and all of Pat Paulsen’s candidacies combined announce his 2012 presidential candicacy at a farm owned by someone (also a politician, natch) named…
The only thing more perfect would be for him to announce on the spot that his VP candidate will be Scott Walker.