Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Trouble In The Romneyulan Empire?

Gul Destench
Word is filtering out of growing tensions between the Republican running mates.

It was former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa Craig Robinson who said to the New York Times on Sunday, “I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he’ll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him.”

The remark has been taken up by Paul Ryan as an inside joke on the campaign trail. Politico‘s Roger Simon reported that while Ryan “had already decided to distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels totally uninhibited. 

Reportedly, Ryan has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, ‘If Stench calls, take a message’ and ‘Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.’” 

Meanwhile, according to Simon’s anonymous sources, the Romney “brain trust” of senior campaign officials in Boston has taken to calling Ryan “Gilligan.”

The turning point apparently came last Friday when Ryan addressed the AARP and earned boos from the crowd, a crowd that included his 78-year-old mother. Campaign officials, including Dan Senor, had ordered Ryan to deliver his speech with no off-the-cuff remarks and to stick to the script provided for him.

Subcommander Gilligan
The crowd reacted badly, booing loudly when the candidate vowed to repeal “Obamacare,” and embarrassing him in front of his mother. On Saturday, Ryan went off script and rebelled by delivering his stump speech as a PowerPoint presentation.

When the campaign reacted angrily, Politico claimed that Ryan responded, “Let Ryan be Ryan and Stench be Stench.”

At this rate Romney/Ryan may end up making McCain/Palin look like Alphonse and Gaston.

(Based on a satire in Politico by Roger Simon)

1 comment:

  1. I should also point out that the makeup was done by the same people for Romney's "tint job" for his appearance on the Univision Town Hall.


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