The British Call Mitt (Romney) the Twit About the 2012 Olympics
Sometimes, one should just keep their opinions to themselves. Mitt is a Twit. He has shown it many times before the recent British uproar in London at the 2012 Olympics. Newspapers and the London's mayor have fired salvos and salvos of their ire at the U.S. Presidential candidate.
The whole PR fiasco in London for Mitt began when during an interview he said in a polite fashion that he had hoped the Brits were ready for the 2012 Olympics in getting it together, security-wise. Mitt was referring to the the fiasco in London about training 10,000 security persons (students and unemployed) that GS4, a security company, was handling. The mess was that many had not been trained or cleared for the job, which left gaping holes in the plan. So, the British employed thousands of their Army soldiers to stand in their place. GS4 lost control of the situation and needed a government bailout until the situation was repaired.
Mitt went on to talk about how well the Salt Lake Olympics went, that was something he brought to that city and helped organized it. London's mayor, insulted by the snub, fired back stating that having the Olympics in a small city in the middle of nowhere is far easier than a metropolitan city like London, with many of millions.
As CNN's Piers Morgan (a British commentator) stated, "When you go to a friends house for dinner and notice they have ugly curtains or other items, you best keep those opinions to yourself. It is simply impolite to be invited for a meal and then make negative comments about their decor". He went on to say, that what Mitt had stated was nothing new. The Brits have been complaining about that whole security mess for weeks and many are complaining about traffic and how the Olympics have disrupted their lives.
The key lesson Mitt should learn is, when you are a guest (whether in another country or home) keep negative comments about the hosts to yourself. Its just the proper thing to do to avoid offending comments, even if the locals know them to be true.