There were other worthy candidates for the Shut Up, Fool! award. Finding fools that say stupid things in a week’s time is not a problem. It’s never a problem during election season. The worst problem is there so much stupidity and so little space to call them all out.
Ohio Governor John Kasich made a strong play for the award. Speaking at a rally for Mitt Romney he said, “It’s not easy to be a spouse of an elected official. You know, they’re at home, doing the laundry and doing so many things while we’re up here on the stage getting a little bit of applause, right? They don’t often share in it. And it is hard for the spouse to hear the criticism and to put up with the travel schedule and to have to be at home taking care of the kids. And where is the politician? Out on the road.”
I feel for your wife, Governor. Washing your Fruit of the Looms can’t be an easy task. Mostly because you’re so full of shit.
Then there was Jay “Crybaby” Cutler, the quarterback of the Chicago Bears. Prior to a Thursday night tilt against the Green Bay Packers, Cutler, basking in the afterglow of a Week One victory over the Indianapolis Colts, wished the Packers defensive backs “good luck” in trying to stop his new wide receivers, 6-5, 230 Brandon Marshall and 6-3, 214, Alshon Jeffrey.
The Packers harassed, hit and sacked Cutler seven times and when he wasn’t picking himself off the not yet frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, Cutler threw four interceptions and yelling at his offensive linemen. Marshall caught two passes for a meaningless 24 yards, while dropping a certain touchdown pass in the end zone and Jeffrey added one reception for seven yards.
After the game Packers cornerback Tramon Williams said, “I don’t think we were doing anything to him. We were just having ‘good luck’ out there.”
When you flop as spectacularly as Cutler and the Bears flopped the odd of Cutler opening his trash-talking yap again this season should have dropped somewhere between zero and sub-zero. They probably won’t though because on top of being a crybaby, Jay Cutler simply isn’t very smart.
But there’s no way to take the award away from Mitt Romney. He worked for it, he earned it and nobody can deny him from it. Not only was Mittens both stupid and wrong, he was malicious in his callous comments after the attacks on American embassies in the Middle East and the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The reactions to Romney’s remarks were swift and savage.
I’ve said all I need to say how craven Romney is and how cruelly indifferent to the deaths of good people trying to do a tough job, he showed to the American people his unfitness for the office of the presidency. This won’t cost Romeny the election, but it adds to the reasons to vote against him. I leave the last word on this sorry display by a desperate politician to former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough who said writing in Politico, ““And the lesson is clear: If we want to win the battle of ideas in the long term, we should be willing to face the fact that Mitt Romney is likely to lose — and should, given that he’s neither a true conservative nor a courageous moderate. He’s just an ambitious man.”
Mitt Romney certainly is ambitious. He also needs to Shut Up, Fool!