“Doesn’t have a point of view,
Knows not where he’s going to,
Isn’t he a bit like you and me?”
—”Nowhere Man,” John Lennon
he Times of London headlined—now famously— an article on Romney’s visit there:
”Nowhere man” Romney loses his way with gaffe about the Games
Nowhere man? Romney? Who could believe that?
I, for one, find it refreshing that Mittens has finally found his political footing and is abroad competently representing the interests of Ugly Americans. I mean, pompous Americans need a champion too!
And who is better qualified than Romney to look down his nose at what other folks are doing around the world, like, say, putting on the Olympics in London? Does your wife have a tax-deductible horse competing in the dressage competition at the Games? Huh?
And who better than Romney can represent the boorish businessman from America whose in-your-face superiority has been pissing off inferior people for a century! And by God the second bananas need to know who they are!
And some people think Romney forgot or never knew the name of Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, but it is obvious that Romney was sending a coded but distinct message from Ugly America which I will gladly interpret: We don’t give a dog’s egg about that left-wing bloke!
And so what if Romney let it be known that he had a meeting with the hyper-secretive British intelligence agency MI6, which normally likes to keep folks in the dark, it being peopled by a bunch of spies and all. But how dare they try to put limitations on Americans! We kill people with invisible drones for God’s sake! Don’t they know who we are?
Yep, they do now!
By the way, The Times was not the first to label Mittens the “nowhere man.” Suspicious conservatives did that in 2007: