Mitt: Deport Obama's Uncle

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On Wednesday, Mitt Romney told Boston talk radio host Howie Carr that the president's uncle, Onyango Obama, should be deported. Obama was arrested on Aug. 24 for driving under the influence, failing to yield, and negligent operation of a vehicle.

“Well, if the laws of the United States say he should be deported, and I presume they do, then of course we should follow those laws,” Romney said. “And the answer is ‘yes.’"

Unlike Romney — who, essentially, was only saying there should be no special favors handed out because your nephew is the president — Carr very directly implied a nasty nepotism underfoot. “Now he’s claiming he’s got a Social Security number and drivers’ license and no one knows how he got them,” Carr told Romney, “but they’re apparently legit even though he’s in the country illegally.”