The top story on Memeorandum last night was a request made by the mother of Glen Doherty for Mitt Romney not to talk about her son on the campaign trail. Romney had met Doherty, who was killed by the terrorists who attacked the consulate in Benghazi, and mentioned it during a campaign appearance. Romney has agreed. For some reason, the mother of Sean Smith is not receiving as much attention. Smith’s mother is upset with President Obama, Joe Biden and Susan Rice for lying to her about what happened to her son. Here she is talking to Anderson Cooper. She said they told her he died of smoke inhalation, but then she sees bloody hand prints in the media. They told her the attack happened because of some video, when we’ve known all along that’s not the case.
“They haven’t told me anything, they’re still studying it. And what they have told me are just outright lies.”
All this woman wants is the truth about what happened to her son. Is that too much to ask?
The Weekly Standard has a transcript of the interview.
Also in the news today is the young widow of a soldier who lost his life fighting in Afghanistan. Mitt Romney talked about him on the campaign trail, and she said it means the world to her that Romney is telling the story of her husband.
Jane Horton began crying on the other end of the phone when she learned that Mitt Romney had been using the story of her husband, Chris Horton, who was killed in Afghanistan, as a part of his stump speech.
“Wow,” the 26-year-old said. “I had no idea.
“To be honest, I’ve been through a lot and I’m not a super emotional person but it brings me to tears,” Horton said in an interview with ABC News, after being informed of her husband’s newfound spot on the national stage. “Not that he’s telling my story, but that he’s telling my husband’s story, it means the world to me.
“One of the last things my husband said to me before he was killed, when I would ask him, ‘Chris, what do you need over there? What can I send you?’ he said, ‘I need a new president,'” Horton recalled. (Read More)