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God help me, but Willard Romney remains one of the most unintentionally funny humans on earth. From the Salt Lake Tribune:
[Mitt] Romney, who is worth upward of $271 million from his career running a venture capital firm, says he knows that a private flight home is a luxury most Americans can’t afford but one that he thought was prudent. He and Lee wore N95 masks while in-flight and sat 6 feet apart, and the pilot and co-pilot were both aware of the situation, Romney said. If I were to get COVID-19 or if Mike were to get it, we would certainly want to be in a place where we have our own physicians and our own hospital,” Romney said in an interview Monday. “If I’m in Washington, D.C., I don’t have a relationship with physicians there. And I don’t even know which hospital you go to.”
First, a little Hamilton quote to establish his hipster bona fides:
“It’s very frustrating not to be there in the room where it happens, as they say,” Romney said.
Then, a little partisanship.
“But I am doing my best to influence thinking and action, particularly on the Democratic side of the aisle. I have been connecting with Democrats whom I respect and basically saying, ‘Are you guys nuts? Have you lost your mind? Do you not understand? This is not a time to go through your liberal wish list. This is a time to get money to small businesses and to the people who are hurting.’”
And finally, The Adventures of Willard In Exile.
Romney, who shed his trademark suit on Monday for a track suit after working out on a stationary bike, said he’s still working with his team and other senators, all via phone. His wife, Ann, who has multiple sclerosis, is staying elsewhere during the two-week isolation. “My daughter-in-law brought me some food and put it outside the front door,” Romney said. “My son Josh brought over tons of food. He went to Costco this morning and brought in all sorts of supplies for me: ramen, rice, beans, peanut butter, hotdogs, hamburger — all of my favorite food groups.” Josh Romney, who lives nearby, also left the food supply outside his dad’s door. “And then he backed away like I was some kind of a wildcat, you know, in its cage,” the senator said.
Much as the country did in 2012.
But, really, the image of Willard Romney scarfing ramen noodles in his sweatsuit lightened up my whole afternoon. May it do the same for you. We all need laughs where we can get them.
Charles P. Pierce
Charles P Pierce is the author of four books, most recently Idiot America, and has been a working journalist since 1976.