via: quickhits: I couldn’t come up with a more perfect metaphor if I tried: Mitt Romney, toasting his Republican nomination under a Cayman Islands flag.
Romney Celebrates nomination under a Cayman Islands flag.
Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.
The floating party, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht “Cracker Bay,” was one of a dozen exclusive events meant to nurture those who have raised more than $1 million for Romney’s bid.
“I think it’s ironic they do this aboard a yacht that doesn’t even pay its taxes,” said a woman who lives aboard a much smaller boat moored at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina.
Romney’s Cayman-based investments have come under fire during the campaign.
salon: Could there be a better example of super-rich arrogance than the image of millionaire Romney donors partying on a mega-yacht registered — for tax avoidance reasons — in the Cayman islands… during the Republican convention?
-Andrew Leonard, “Mitt’s Party Boat” — “But the partisan divide in the U.S. is so deep and strong right now that it’s hard to imagine anything changing minds right now. We already knew that Romney is a very rich man whose administration will be devoted to protecting the interests of very rich men. Now we know that he’s not even trying to hide it.”