1- Anne Romney sayingMitt isn’t stiff, just unzip him and see for yourself!
I just … I’m sorry, there simply isn’t anything to add to that.
2- The announcement that Sarah Palin isco-hosting the Today Show today in a “face off” against Katie Couric, who is co-hosting Good Morning America.
Yes, this is really happening. I realize the morning snooze is to real journalism as pink slime is to actual beef, but I thought these people at least pretended to be more serious than a junior high school cafeteria. I mean, really? And Washington Post, what the fuck is wrong with you?
Viewers will cast their votes with their clickers Tuesday.
Yes. Yes, I will. I’ll be tuning in to the BBC World Report on my XM radio. Because people are dying, wars are waging, the planet is heating, and we don’t have time for your stupid teenage bullshit.
3- The Romney campaign’ssad attempt to humanize Mitt by releasing video of their April Fool’s joke: bringing him to a “campaign event” in Wisconsin, which turned out to be an empty ballroom. So awesome, you guyz!
They even got Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson in on the joke.
I don’t get why this was supposed to be funny. Republicans have thrown up every creepy crawly hiding beneath the conservative rock in a pathetic attempt to find a candidate — any candidate — who isn’t Mitt Romney. Herman Cain? Hello? I’m thinking an empty banquet hall is not a joke but an entirely plausible scenario.
That they lack the self-awareness to understand this makes me think the problem isn’t just Mitt but every one of the Mitt-wits. This isn’t a tin ear. This is Pod People From Another Planet.
4- Arlen Spectorhad a hissy fit on a conservative talk radio show because host Jason Lewis didn’t ask him about the book he’s hawking:
“I have one final comment, I gave you 10 minutes. You’ve been over every subject except for my book. I’ve listened to two rounds of your commercials. I think it’s insulting. I’ve been in a lot of interviews in the course of the past 30 years and you are absolutely insulting!”
I don’t know who Jason Lewis is, for all I know he’s a gigantic asshole entirely deserving of a righteous tongue-lashing. But not over this. Dry up, you big baby. You’re a former U.S. Senator. No one is under any obligation to help you sell your damn book, no, not even a conservative talk show host. Buy an ad if that’s what you want.
5- Mary J. Blige’s adfor Burger King’s chicken snack wraps. So much fail.
[UPDATE]: Universal Music Group pulled the Blige video but I found itover at VH-1.