Thursday, September 27, 2012

Idiots' Delight

Well it’s that time of the month again, boys and girls, and to be honest, with all that’s been going on – did you here there’s going to be a presidential election in November? – I almost forgot about one of my favorite segments.

As many of you know from reading my blog, I usually try to get at least three nominees each month for the coveted Idiots’ Delight award.  But sometimes fate intervenes and someone steps up to the plate to have one of those 1927 Murderers’ Row moments in the sun.  Such was the case this month.  You might know him as the Republican presidential nominee.  I just call him the gift that keeps on giving.

Without further ado:

Mitt Romney: Just when you thought this dingbat couldn’t stick his foot any further in his mouth, he surprises you and manages to get his whole leg in there.  Over the last few weeks, he’s been a virtual shop of horrors for the GOP.  It was hard to tell which gaffe stood out the most – there were so many of them.  

I was all set to pick the 47% video tape piece, but figured why bother?  That’s already been beaten to death anyway.  Besides, what that tape really revealed wasn’t so much that Romney is an idiot as he is a douchebag.

I was getting despondent when finally, like manna, this little gem dropped down from the heavens.    

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no – and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”

At first I thought this can’t be real.  Either this was an Onion piece or Romney was simply pulling everyone’s leg trying to be funny.  And then I remembered he has no sense of humor.  But then, as the day wore on, it became obvious this wasn’t a prank, a fake news story, or some morbid attempt at humor.  Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, actually wonders why airplane windows don’t open.

Just think, all throughout the Republican primaries, we thought Romney was the smart one.  For months, the big question on everyone’s mind was whether the presumptive nominee would repeat John McCain’s mistake and choose a Sarah Palin as his running mate.  Worry not, he didn’t. Turns out he IS Sarah Palin!

If you want proof positive that wealth and brains don’t necessarily go hand in hand, you needn’t go any further than this shining example.  Somewhere Ronald Reagan is spinning in his grave.


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