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Media and politics are forever intertwined. Why? Simply because journalists commit the actions of politicians to a record that is retained and can be viewed later. William Saletan from Slate Magazine fully understands how important a tool this can be. When considering one’s talking points in the present you can look to the past and piece together a timeline of events and ideas that provide veracity. Or, in this case, make your job very easy. Present Romney says something happened at a specific time so Saletan merely went to that time, found media of younger Romney talking about abortion, and let Mitt do his job for him.