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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

De Vries reconsiders views on genetics

The second person to discover the laws of genetics (after Mendel who was forgotten) Hugo De Vries tended to over estimate the rate of mutation.  The fictional character Pieter De Vries enjoyed inflicting pain.

Now William de Vries inflicts great pain on Mitt Romney by noting how different he is from his father.

Walter De Vries, who worked for the senior Mr. Romney throughout the 1960s, wrote that Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House was “a far cry from the kind of campaign and conduct, as a public servant, I saw during the seven years I worked in George Romney’s campaigns and served him as governor.” 
“While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election,” he wrote, “George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.” 

I am doing my best to  avoid sectarian bigotry and resist the temptation to suggest the Mitt try to posthumously convert his father to the church of later day flip floppers.

And failing.

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