May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Mitt Romney didn’t exactly fire Ric
Grenell, who is gay, as his foreign policy spokesman. But when
the religious right got wind of Grenell’s hiring, his job
started to shrink.
Grenell was told to sit in on conference calls with
reporters and not say anything, which is tantamount to firing
him. He was told to be silent not merely on gay issues. He was
told not to talk about anything, even foreign policy. A
spokesman who is not allowed to speak -- even internally --
doesn’t have much of a job. So Grenell quit, three weeks after
he was hired.