Tuesday, March 27, 2012


There's a lot of chortling on Twitter right now about the latest Thurston Howell story about Mitt Romney:

At Mitt Romney’s proposed California beach house, the cars will have their own separate elevator.

...it may not help Romney -- whose wealth has caused him trouble connecting with average folks -- to be seen building a split-level, four-vehicle garage that comes with a "car lift" to transport automobiles between floors, according to 2008 schematic plans for the renovation obtained by POLITICO that are on file with the city of San Diego....

My guess is that the next sound you hear will be a Romney spokesperson pointing out that the candidate's wife has multiple sclerosis, and arguing that this is strictly an accommodation for her. At which point it won't matter that you have to be pretty damn rich to be able to accommodate a family member's MS this way (most people with a family member who has MS don't have this option), and it won't matter that (as the linked story also explains) the planned house will have a basement larger than the entire house it's meant to replace (a detail that was previously reported), and it won't matter that (as the story also notes) the Romneys have hired their own lobbyist to get the house approved by local authorities (which doesn't strike me as odd, but I live in the same media market as the Hamptons, so I read about stinking-rich people doing things like this all the time). All that will matter is that evil liberals are picking on a sick woman. Are there no depths to which the hateful left won't sink?

I'll give Oliver Willis the last word:

remember all those opportunities the right passed up to make fun of john kerry's wealth? no? me neither.


Never Ben Better said...

You don't understand.

Republicans are all (a) rich, or (b) gonna be rich just as soon as those damned traitor liberal Demoncrats stop strangling them in gummint red tape and taxes. It's just a fact of life, perfectly natural, the way things ought to be in GodBlessAmerica.

Democrats are all (a) welfare leeches and cheats or (b) ivory tower elitists and gummint bureaucrats dedicated to stamping out wealth and making everybody as miserable as they are. So of course they'd attack those poor helpless nice rich people, just for being what they aren't and will never be because they hate GodBlessAmerica and all it stands for.

Now, doesn't that explain it all?

Roger said...

The outdoor shower is necessary because Ann is an exhibitionist.