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October 05, 2012

Buzzfeed "Reporter's" Tweet: Romney Vehicle Passes Hill Flying Confederate Flag

Political Reporting, Buzzfeed style, or, as @benk84 calls it, "The Chive With Politics."


@ZekeJMiller

Romney motorcade just passed a hill flying a large confederate flag in rural SW VA

Ah. His motorcade just passed a hill flying a confederate flag. Numinous. Sets the stage. Novelistic detail, we call that. The single well-chosen telling detail that implies larger ones.

That's the local color he supplies for Romney.

And for Obama?

Pool: Obama insisted on taking a photograph in front of the sign that read "Michelle's Bakery."


Obama per pool: " And she spells it the right way, with two Ls. Thatís the correct way"

Pool: "Potus seemed enamored by the shop's name. "It is no coincidence that Iím stopping at Michelleís bakery," "

Awww. Obama loves his wife so much he seeks out baked goods bearing her name.

Meanwhile Romney's motorcade has its GPS set to KLAN MODE, taking sketchy back-routes and by-ways once used by Quantrill's Raiders.

Top Ten Coming Buzzfeed Scoops From Zeke J. Miller, Boy Partisan

10. MULTIPLE ROMNEY VEHICLES SPOTTED IN STATES OF THE OLD CONFEDERACY

9. ROMNEY SUV MAY HAVE KLAN SYMPATHIES, SALT CORROSION

8. CONTROVERSY SWIRLS: MAIN ROMNEY MOTORCADE VEHICLE, NOW DUBBED "THE GENERAL LEE," REFUSES COMMENT

7. Analysis: If Tennessee Declared War on The United States, Whose Side Would Romney's SUV Fight For?

6. Source: Romney SUV Once Participated in Civil War Reenactment, Portraying a Toolshed

5. ROMNEY CONFEDERAMOBILE, "THE GENERAL LEE," SEEN IN VICINITY OF CIVIL WAR GRAVEYARD, ARBY'S

4. SECOND ACCUSED ROMNEY SUV, DUBBED "THE BULL CONNOR," SPOTTED AT SKETCHY RIB SHACK

3. Number of Vehicles in Romney Motorcade, 11, May Be Secret Reference to the Number of States in the Confederacy

2. ROMNEY MOTORCADE, CALLED BY ONE OFFICE-MATE A "ROLLING RACE RIOT WITH FENDERS," NOW HURTLING TOWARDS WASHINGTON, DC FOR WHAT IS ALMOST SURELY A SUICIDAL LAST-STAND CONFEDERATE-VENGEANCE BLOOD-ORGY

...and the Number One scoop coming from very objective BuzzFeed blogger Zeke J. Miller...

1. * Update: Due to an error beyond BuzzFeed's control, it turns out it wasn't Romney's motorcade at all. It was a funeral procession.






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