July 28, 2012
Mitt Feels Your Thirst

Can this be true? Can Romney really be this weird? I leave it up to you. (h/t to Xymphora for the tip on Mitt’s tip.)

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 28, 2012 12:05 PM
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I'm not so sure about this whole "out of touch" thing, like he actually didn't know that you wouldn't offer waitstaff your slobbered-in leftover drink. It could have been deliberate assholery. Just dissing them, like "I'm gonna see how this guy reacts to this; it'll be hilarious." I don't know really which possibility -- out-of-touch or deliberate, sadistic disrespect -- is worse. Either way, it' s creepy. Either way, I'm fine with using the "weird" label, although it probably isn't really sufficient.

(mostly cross-posted from comment board at link)

Posted by: Tim on July 28, 2012 1:43 PM

No, I've known people like this. It's not deliberate spite, it's as the writer telling the story said: a genuine belief that people should be grateful for the leavings of something that was good enough for him.

Put another way, if he's happy with a whole cup of chocolate, it follows that someone who is less than he is should be happy to have a part of the same cup of chocolate.

Posted by: Martha Bridegam on July 28, 2012 5:48 PM

Doesn't chocolate contain caffeine?

Posted by: JoyfulA on July 28, 2012 8:29 PM

C'mon - don't you see what's going on in this anecdote??? At last, at long last, we finally see "trickle down" in action!!!! All this time we thought it was a metaphor!

Posted by: Kurt Weldon on July 29, 2012 10:58 PM

Another possibility (which still leads to a fair classification of "weird"): Mitt is such a friggin' cheapskate that he himself would like it if someone offered him their unfinished hot chocolate; so he is here just following the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you would have others do unto you.

Posted by: on July 29, 2012 11:42 PM

Did he spit into the cup? It might be worth a fortune on eBay!

As Kurt Schwitters, the Dadaist "Merz-artist" once said: 'Everything the artist spits out is art'.

But then, since Mitt Romney is a politician, I believe this cup stinks.

Posted by: Peter on July 30, 2012 11:22 AM

Ah, another milestone in the "Mitt Romney, Philanthropist" legacy.

Posted by: ergoDan on August 1, 2012 4:54 PM
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