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The Grass Is Greener?

Taking a break in his campaigning, Mitt Romney was riding in his limousine in the countryside when he saw two men along the road-side eating grass.

He quickly ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate.

He asked one man, “Why are you eating grass?”

“We don’t have any money for food,” the poor man replied. We have to eat grass.”

“Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you,” Mitt said.

“But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.”

“Bring them along,” Mittens said.

Turning to the other poor man he stated, “You may come with us, also.”

The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, “But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!”

“Bring them all as well,” the candidate answered. “I will ensure you are all well fed. You will be an example of how I will help the poor in America!”

They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was. For a few moments, it even appeared they would need to put some of the children in the kennel strapped to the car roof. But with some effort, every got in.

Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to Mr. Romney and said, “Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you.”

Mitt replied, “Glad to do it. You’ll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high.”



  1. Jeff wrote:

    Romney’s chilling in Vermont with his former lieutenant Governor right now, waiting out the DNC. I wonder what he would do if he happened to take a drive through the farm towns up in the mountains and talked with some of the folks up that way. It might make him a bit uncomfortable, seeing as how these are poor, Christian people who vote Democrat about 90% of the time…

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 5:50 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    I saw a brief video on AP news of the Romney tour of New Orleans. Of the twenty people, there was one black person, I.E. in New Orleans the ratio of white to black is 20:1. Romney doesn’t know the real world.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:14 am | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    By the way, that joke seems to come from the line “Let them eat grass” from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” which was a rendition of the (in)famous line misattributed to Marie Antoinette. It makes it seem like Romney’s view of the poor are identical to those held by aristocrats of 18th Century Europe. Conservatives regularly talk about wanting to take their country back. I wonder if this is what they mean…

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9:36 am | Permalink