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12/20/2007 02:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mitticisms: "Got Tough"

A new ad from the Romney campaign points out a small but significant difference between their candidate and Mike Huckabee: Mike Huckabee wants murderers to kill you.

Also, Mike Huckabee loves methamphetamines. (Which might explain how he lost all that weight.) He'd turn the entire state of Arkansas into one giant meth lab, except that laboratories could lead to science.

Mitt Romney thinks there's a better way.

In fact, according to the ad:

"Romney got tough on drugs like meth."

If you're simple -- and Mitt Romney sure hopes you are -- when you hear the words "got tough," you probably assume Mitt Romney did something. I dunno, appropriated funds, or changed a law, or appointed a judge, or told the cops, "don't forget to look for meth." But he didn't. Mitt Romney "got tough" on meth by not doing anything.

According to Factcheck.org:

"The ad says Romney "got tough on drugs like meth" while governor of Massachusetts, but the legislation he supported never passed, and his state's laws are much weaker than Arkansas'."

It's almost like he's a liar who thinks you're an idiot.

Here's how the statement "Romney got tough on drugs like meth" could be anything but a deliberate lie: If there was a meth dealer who followed state politics really, really closely and stopped dealing while Romney's legislation was pending.

Let's say Mitt Romney had doubled the minimum prison term for a Massachusetts meth dealer. It would still be half as long as the prison term in Arkansas.

WHAT MITT MEANT:

I couldn't even get a law passed against dealing meth.

Previously: Mitticisms: "Martin Luther King" [Updated]