September 03, 2012

Good 'un on Slate

The Assassination of Clint Eastwood by the Coward Mitt Romney by Tom Scocca.

Good piece, and I particularly liked this parenthetic jab,
This is not the best way to demonstrate that your candidate is something other than a ruthless human weathervane (that is, a successful business consultant).
(I kinda forgot about Tom Socca. He's good. Kinda reminds me of Joe Queenan.)


Blogger The Other Front said...

Mitt Romney can't handle Clint Eastwood trying to do him a favor, and he wants to take on unfriendly negotiations with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Vladimir Putin?

September 3, 2012 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger First Sea Lord said...

I had this thought as well: what was it, 3 seconds before Romney's people were shifting blame and calling their own endorser strange and weird to reporters? It's OUR job to make fun (and hooray!), not theirs. All they had to say to be decent people was: "that was unusual, but we're proud Clint Eastwood endorsed our guy."

I have the feeling that throwing Clint Eastwood under the bus might have bubble up down the road.

A final thought: Republicans are nothing if not persistently, deeply and oddly impressed by actors who are good at pretending to be tough guys.
This has always suggested that an underexploited weakness is bullying them- something the Obama campaign has finally learned how to do.

September 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

I thought that one of the few admirable moments of George W's tenure was when he admitted that some of his tough talk was ill-advised. A rare moment of maturity from a career frat boy.

September 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM  

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