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.)
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 28, 2012 12:05 PM
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)
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.
Doesn't chocolate contain caffeine?
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!
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.
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.
Ah, another milestone in the "Mitt Romney, Philanthropist" legacy.