The Making Of Romney's Storm Relief Event ⇒

McKay Coppins, reporting for BuzzFeed, on Mitt Romney’s storm relief event:

As supporters lined up to greet the candidate, a young volunteer in a Romney/Ryan T-shirt stood near the tables, his hands cupped around his mouth, shouting, “You need a donation to get in line!”

Empty-handed supporters pled for entrance, with one woman asking, “What if we dropped off our donations up front?”

The volunteer gestured toward a pile of groceries conveniently stacked near the candidate. “Just grab something,” he said.

The Romney camp bought $5,000 of non-perishables at a Wal-Mart, not merely for donating to victims of Sandy, but first for setting up a photo op of the Republican candidate accepting the canned goods as part of the relief.

I wish I could say this is a new low for the GOP’s ticket, but there has been so much slime-ballery this year this latest dip-shit move has some steep competition.