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British P.M. Disses Utah

Mitt Romney and David Cameron (Charles Dharapak/AP)

It started Wednesday when candidate Mitt Romney, who ran the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, told NBC news that he found the British preparations “disconcerting,” citing reports of security and other problems.

Seems like a completely reasonable observation.

But Cameron was most annoyed.

“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,” he said. “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”


Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.


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