Romney proves Thurston Howell III and Mr. Burns are real.
Filed under “why I read Steve Benen”:
Imagine if Thurston Howell III and C. Montgomery Burns were real people. Then imagine they were attending a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in the Hamptons. Then imagine they spoke to reporters about why, exactly, they want to see President Obama defeated.
It turns out, you don’t actually have to imagine any of this, because yesterday, it actually happened. The multi-millionaire Republican — dodging questions about his controversial shell corporation in Bermuda, hidden cash in the Caymans, and inexplicable Swiss bank account — thought it’d be a good idea to spend the day in the Hamptons, attending several posh fundraisers with the hyper-elite, including an event at David Koch’s home.
I couldn’t make up stuff like this if I tried.
I covered the same ground earlier today, he goes on to quote the passenger in the “Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits” who argued that only the rich have the smarts to see what’s really going on and, yeah, it’s still ridiculous and offensive. He also points to other excerpts and quotes that are as noxious. But comparing Romney and company to actual villain C. Montgomery Burns and kinda-sorta-villian Thurston Howell III is as awesome as it is accurate.
“I don’t generally get nauseous reading the news,” he writes. “There are exceptions.”
Recommended reading to counteract the nausea.