I see that Romney adviser Ed Gillespie appeared on CNN this morning "to clarify the matter" of Bain, as The Hill puts it; which clarification entailed Gillespie's belching that Mitt Romney was so busy in Salt Lake, he had to "retire retroactively" from Bain.
This raises profound linguistic and philosophic questions, the affirmative answers to which would also suggest the existence of alternate universes. (Republican politics has actually demonstrated such otherworldliness for some time now, and far more convincingly than scientific theories). One asks, for instance, is it possible to dine now a while back, or presently brush one's teeth before now, or die today last year?
But you know what? In RomneyWorld, logic is only a matter of whatever gets Mitt through just one more day.
p.s.: Before someone notes that "retiring retroactively" is in fact logically different from "dining now a while back," I should hasten to note that the above is meant only to spotlight the writhing linguistic extremes to which the Romney campaign has been forced. The entire debacle would be impossible to endure, if it weren't so preposterous--and doomed.