Fri column ping. Turned out Avi was on, live, for Howie yesterday (heard a bit of it). Today? Probably McScreamer but you never know. I’ll tune in at 3 to find out.
Lindsay Stone of “Silence and Respect—NOT!” fame resigned (i.e. got fired) on Wed night. I’m sure her parents were kind to her but you wonder if they served up “hot tongue and cold shoulder” to her, to use a Howie phrase, yesterday.
(Nice of her dad to apologize on TV -for- her.)
Mitt Romney blue? You better believe it
By Howie Carr | Friday, November 23, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists
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Of course Mitt Romney is bummed out. Why wouldnt he be? He just spent six years of his life, and tens of millions of dollars, on the only job that ever meant anything to him.
As he found out at Disneyland last week, life is like a roller coaster and right now he is in a dip.
Mitt didnt just lose it he was defeated by a guy who actually believes they speak Austrian in Austria, and who has seriously argued that surgeons needlessly chop off their patients limbs to run up the tab.
In other words, it was embarrassing like losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.
So why are people acting surprised when they see sneaky shots of him on the Internet looking depressed, even disheveled, as he pumps his own gas out in La Jolla?
Remember the famous Mike Dukakis skit on Saturday Night Live at the end of the 1988 campaign? The Duke watches George H.W. Bush acting like a fool, then turns to the camera and says, I cant believe Im losing to this guy.
I mean, Scott Brown is going to have himself a blue-blue-blue Christmas too, but at least he knew early on he was all jammed up. But Mitt had a chance maybe not as good a shot as his sycophants told him he had but he was in the running till the very end.
Thats why they bought all those fireworks.
On the bright side, at least as far as we know, no one said to him what bootlicker Bob Shrum said to Liveshot Kerry before the polls closed in 2004: Let me be the first to address you as Mr. President.
The night after Dukakis lost, he was spotted at his local Star Market in Brookline, pushing a grocery carriage by himself as his Secret Service entourage tagged along behind him one final time.
The Duke was in the canned-goods aisle, comparing prices between Jolly Green Giant and the generic, Presidents Club brand. Presidents Club indeed! Of course he was depressed you just couldnt tell because that was the Dukes natural disposition.
What did Barney Frank once say? If you want to depress the Central Artery, just have it talk to Mike Dukakis.
John Kerry still believes the 2004 election was stolen from him in Ohio. To paraphrase the Bard: Sometimes, dear Liveshot, the fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves, that we are mere secretaries of defense.
Kerry still hates former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell almost as much as he despises the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Mitts 2012 bleep list is shorter, Im sure, but at the top has got to be Gov. Chris Christie.
What an MSNBC-worthy performance he turned in with Obama after Sandy. He was so obsequious he may give Chief Justice Roberts a run for the 2013 Profiles in Courage Award, which is awarded annually by the Kennedy family to the biggest conservative sellout of the previous year.
And then the Fat Man wept when he appeared with Bruce Springsteen. What a sad spectacle. Christie, you coulda been a contender.
Two other guys Mitt cant be too pleased with: losing Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. Apparently neither of them got the memo about how sometimes it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool ...
Poor Willard. I hope he can find some hobby or cause to take his mind off what happened Nov. 6. Otherwise, the next time one of Mitts neighbors posts a candid photo of him on Facebook, hell probably be weeping.