Failed 2012 Goat Rodeo contestant and magical panties enthusiast Willard Romney’s new 6,000 square foot farmhouse in Utah features a secret room that you enter through a swinging bookcase.
The front door of Mitt Romney’s soon-to-be-constructed Holladay house opens to a massive living room, and to your left, around the fireplace, lies a study.
If you look closely at the bookshelves there, you find something interesting: a secret door.
The second bookshelf from the far wall is really a door that swivels out to reveal a hidden room.
This is but one voyeuristic tidbit The Salt Lake Tribune uncovered by examining the architectural and landscape drawings approved by Holladay in September that clearly identify the project as a home for the former Republican presidential nominee and his wife, Ann.
“Looks like to me that Mitt Romney realizes that Utah is the place to be,” Oldroyd says, “and wants to be there.”
Now that is insight.
(Salt Lake Tribune)
The Huffington Post has something of a scoop today (or they read their inbox from the PR Newswire?), so I guess Arianna is out a few crumbs to pay someone on her staff. Anyway, they got their hands on an advanced copy of the Washington Post’s Dan Balz’s upcoming book, Collision 2012, which I suppose will be a best seller in the Beltway and on Villager coffee tables, but not popular elsewhere.
One of the revealed nuggets (probably a one on the Bristol Stool Scale) presented is that Willard lost 10 out of 12 members of his family’s vote… when he polled them if he should run for Preznint again, after losing so ignominiously to Grandpa Walnuts in 2008.
He reveals that he didn’t vote for himself in his family poll, either. So I guess The Stench has something in common with us after all. Who knew?
None of this is news as his son The Prince Regent of Romneylandia (the Heir, not the 4 Spares) Tagg revealed in a news cycle earlier in the year that his dad was the most reluctant candidate in the history of politics or something. Which as Charlie Pierce points out (Hi Charlie!) is one of the funniest statements of the new century:
“Look, Willard Romney started running for president as soon as he gave up on his day-job here in the Commonwealth (God save it!). That was approximately half-past 2005. He didn’t stop until Nate Silver buried his ass last November. I spent half the campaign mocking the fairy tale about how he and Ann sat around the kitchen table in one of the manses and decided that, yes, only Mitt could save the country. Now, I am expected to believe this happy horsepucky about Mitt, The Reluctant Candidate? He continues to be the most singularly maladroit national politician I’ve ever seen. Even his obvious prevarication sounds like something he memorized 10 minutes ago.”
Hey guys, remember that time during the The 2012 Goat Rodeo when The Stench told a group of people that he was unemployed, too? He thought it was a winning gambit to show the poors that he was on their side?
Yeah. Me Neither.
Anyway, I’m pleased to report that Willard has gotten off his fat, lazy ass and out of Queen Ann’s hair and is now gainfully employed:
“Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be returning to work, joining his son Tagg’s investment firm.”
So why don’t all the unemployed poors just join their sons’ multi-billion dollar hedge funds? Sheesh, it’s so simple.
Famous friend of hookers everywhere and notorious toe-sucking pundit Dick Morris is offering another explanation for why Mitt Romney lost the 2012 Goat Rodeo to the Kenyan Usurper: Hurricane Sandy kept whites from voting.
Yeah, New England was gonna go for The Stench and The Granny-Starver. Good chat, Dick.
From The Caucus:
“Saying that he and his team still felt “troubled” by his loss to President Obama, Mitt Romney on Wednesday attributed his defeat in part to what he called big policy “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.”
“Doesn’t the President know,” Romney didn’t mutter to his Tiffany cufflinks on his tailor-made Bond Street shirt, “that you are supposed to shower gifts on bankers and hedge fund operators, like I planned to do?”
“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift,” Mr. Romney said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young, college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”
“All that beautiful money we could have bilked out of those young people,” Willard did not moan. “Oh, the Humanity!”
…that Breitbart’s mother is a wingnut YouTuber?
OK, I have no idea who this person is, but it is a drunken wingnuttian rant for the ages (and totally NSFW).
Scissorhead Wagonjak points us to an article at First Read on the last days
in the bunker of His Willardness’ campaign.
Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.
Let’s be clear here: that night is Tuesday night. Willard cut up their credit cards the very same night he lost; no time to mourn or reflect, just quick, lethal, unemotional decisions. Willard might not have written a concession speech, but it seems he had a checklist of how to shut down the campaign before spending another dime.
Anyone doubt those Bain off-shoring stories now?
Wingnuttia is rounding up the firing squad…and declaring that the problem is that The Stench was not conservative enough:
“The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign… Tea Partiers will take over the Republican party in the next four years.”
–Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com.
“It should have been a landslide if Romney had run as a true conservative.”
–Brent Bozell, Media Research Center
“[Willard is a] weak, moderate candidate hand-picked by the country club elite Republican establishment.”
–Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots
Allegedly being sold at His Willardness’ final rally.
(Via the Twitters)