Actually, the — chief justice, in his opinion, made it very clear that, at the state level — states have the power to put in place mandates. They don’t need to require them to be called taxes in order for them to be constitutional. And — and as a result, Massachusetts’ mandate was a mandate, was a penalty, was described that way by the legislature and by me. And so it stays as it was.–Mitt Romney, explaining the difference between his health-care mandate and President Obama’s.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the words of Rove’s.

Like taxing candy from a babe.


Beware the Jabberwock, my Mitt!

The jaws that clench, the clause obscure.

You stepped into a pile of shit.

Humpty Dumpty hit the floor.


But like him your words can mean

Exactly what you choose

History’s a trampoline

Facts like kangaroos.


Are normal laws of synatax

Suspended for a candidate?

Can something that had been a tax

Morph into a mandidate?


You’re passing through the looking glass

Where nothing ever matters.

Tea Party with the upper class

They’re all as mad as hatters.