Mitt’s boy band (his five sons) appeared on Conan to try and convince the unwashed masses that their “severely conservative,” and infamously wealth-grabbing father is both hilarious and great fun with all his clever “pranks” — most of which the sons have had to personally deal with since birth. See? He’s just a regular guy! they say. But the hollow smiles and dead eyes betray the PTSD.
Charles Johnson of LGF summarizes: “Mitt loves that one where he says, “This butter is spoiled, here, smell it,” and then as soon as you lean over to smell it he pushes the butter into your face. Or whipped cream, that’s also a hoot. Never gets tired of it. His kids fall for it every time.”
Now THAT would never get old, would it?
Ann Laurie from Balloon Juice observes: “Pro tip, Willard: If you’ve finished puberty and people are still calling you a “prankster”, it’s time to re-examine your life, because what they’re really saying is you’re a bully who lacks the balls to own up to his desire to hurt people.”
A reminder to the military crowd who, according to some polls, favor Romney over Obama: Mitt “served his country” during the Vietnam War by obtaining four deferments — the first of which was to live in a Mormon mansion in France, performing missionary work. Similarly, his five able-bodied sons have been “serving their country” for years (how long has Romney been campaigning?), with “missions” such as appearing on late-night talk shows to explain how funny it is when their dad shoves butter or whipped cream in their faces. In other words, military service is for the plebs.
Here’s the Conan clip: