Romney on Interns in the Oval Office, Nudge, Nudge


From the telejournalistic act of fellatio performed last night by Sean Hannity of Fox News on Mitt Romney of Massachusetts:

Romney: I think the greatest drawback beyond the direction she'd take us is that she's never run anything. She's never had the occasion of being in the private sector, running a business, or, for that matter, running a state or a city. She hasn't run anything, and the government of the United States is not a place for a president to be an intern. You need to have experience actually leading and running things.

Hannity: She says her experience makes her uniquely qualified to be president at this time.

The whole thing was like an afternoon at the far end of the batting cages–softballs flying everywhere, a fellow might get hurt.

I find Romney's "intern" line interesting, because it shows calclulation on his part (Monica Lewinsky!) and a pretty mean streak, especially for a guy who has yet to show half as much personality or charisma as he has cold hard cash (which albeit he earned). And while all candidates should demean all other candidates' records at all times, his argument is really unconvincing, as several pretty good presidents have squeaked into office without being, say, a governor.

More excerpts of interview here.

reason takes a troubling look at Sen. Clinton's foreign policy here, gives her pantsuit a cheer here, and salutes tomorrow's neocon today