Scott Prouty: The Unsung Hero of the 2012 Presidential Election
Until yesterday, nobody knew the name Scott Prouty.
But last night on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, Scott Prouty revealed his identity as the man who outed Mitt Romney. Scott Prouty was a bartender at the hotel where Romney spewed out his “47 percent” drivel at a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser. He recorded Romney’s infamous speech, and then spent several weeks agonizing over whether to release it to the public. He told Ed Schulz that after he released the tape:
“…I didn’t know how long that story was going to play out, but I thought, boy, this is certainly having an effect that I had hoped and, you know, and it did. And it continued probably longer than I could have ever imagined it would. But I think it defined him [Romney] at a critical point… and it defined him exactly for who he was.”
Yes indeed, that’s exactly what the tape did — “defined him exactly for who he was.”
After months of Mitt Romney smothering the airwaves with his shifty smarmy twitchy “I care about America; I want to be whoever you want me to be” spewage, Romney was Outed. Busted!
“Forty-seven percent of Americans are dependent on government handouts…it’s not my job to worry about those people” completely canceled out — Obliterated! — Romney’s millions of well-rehearsed phony soundbites. The mask was yanked off.
It’s like that children’s radio host, back in the 1950s, who was finishing up his kiddies’ program with a little sing-songy thing, and then, thinking the microphone was off, said “OK, that’ll hold the little bastards for another day.”
We found out what Mitt Romney REALLY thinks. God only knows how many millions of Americans didn’t vote for Romney who would have voted for him if that fundraising speech hadn’t been revealed.
Thank God Scott Prouty did what he did.
By the way, the camera he used was not even hidden. It was sitting right there on top of the bar where he was bartending:
"It was sitting there. We were never told cameras aren't allowed. We were never told it was a secret event. You know, and if it was, I wouldn't have brought a camera. So many other people had cameras in the room, I really didn't think anything of it. I just didn't think that it was a big deal."
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