Maybe Rose Mary Woods’ grandson is the ultimate source
We know that former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson brokered the deal that provided the tax exempt non-profit news organization Mother Jones the secretly recorded video of Mitt Romney speaking to donors that the media has made such a fuss over for the last 48 hours.
Turns out there is a “one to two minute” gap in the tape. Maybe the grandson of former President Nixon’s secretary, Rose Mary Woods, was the shooter of the tapes. For those readers too young to remember Watergate, Woods admitted to “inadvertently” erasing 5 minutes of the 18 1/2 minute gap in the White House audio tapes that lead to Nixon’s resignation in disgrace.
Mother Jones insists that the gap is only 1-2 minutes, but we’ll never really know unless someone else comes forth with another video of the event.
The gap occured just at the end of Romney’s now famous “47%” remark that those who don’t pay taxes will not vote for him. When the recording resumes, Romney is talking about China. A transcript of the video before and after the gap can be found here.
Posted: September 19th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Media, Mitt Romney | Tags: 47%, Mitt Romney, Mother Jones, Mother Jones Nixon Tape Gap, Nixon tapes | 19 Comments »