SEVERELY BAD CHOICE OF WORDS, MITT
Mitt Romney just said this at CPAC:
...I fought against long odds in a deep blue state, but I was a severely conservative Republican governor.
Oliver Willis says on Twitter, "romneybot's internal thesaurus looked up 'very' and spouted out #severely." Sounds about right -- or, more likely, he hires speechwriters who are as tightly wound as he is. (And yup, #severely is now a hashtag.)
Want to know why this is a terrible choice of words, Mitt? Here's what people associate with the word "severe," according to Google autofill:
UPDATE: Odd New York Times headline:
Appealing to Activists, Romney Calls Himself 'Severely Conservative'
Shouldn't that be "Trying and Probably Failing to Appeal to Activists, Romney Calls Himself 'Severely Conservative'"?