Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bullet-proof teleprompters are not that funny

In every political season there are fools. And then there are fools. My choice this week is Foster Friess, the millionaire retired hedge fund manager and supporter of Rick Santorum's lately aborted (!) presidential candidacy. You remember him, don't you? He 's the fellow who recommended that women put aspirin between their knees as an effective means of contraception.

But hear this from the Los Angeles Times: On Fox Business this week, Friess said of President Obama: "There are a lot of things that haven't been hammered at because Rick and Mitt have been going at each other. Now that they have trained their barrrels on President Obama, I hope his teleprompters are bullet-proof."

Maybe somebody reminded him that bullet-proof teleprompters are not a laughing matter. So he followed up by saying he regretted this choice of words. He also said he would now put his dough behind Romney, who famously described his feelings toward Rush Limbaugh's reference to Sandra Fluke as a "slut": "It's not the language I would have used." He may have to say it again.

Seen any good movies lately?

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