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We can't handle jokes right now!

We all fell for the Mitt Romney airplane window thing, and i'm still not sure about that Forbes article, and now there's this crazy Politico article. The article was riffing off of a Charles P. Pierce post in Esquire with this quote:

If the Republican ticket loses in November, the rush by Mr. Ryan and other 2016 hopefuls to position themselves for the Iowa caucuses "is going to look like Best Buy the night after Thanksgiving," said Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa. "I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he'll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him."

So Politico wrote their weird article about how Ryan is now calling Romney "the stench" and everyone took it at face value. Roger Simon has now said it was meant to be satire and reading the article it's pretty clear that that was the case, but in our ADD world, satire needs to be a little more obvious. People go to the Politico for news (i imagine; i mean, i don't know why you would go there at all). On page two of the article, if you bothered to click it, there's the "PowerPoint was invented to euthanize cattle" bit which would be a clue that something odd was going on here, but as satire the piece is generally weak. I missed this in realtime so i've got no personal stake in it but look: we're all a little stressed right now so maybe it's best if Politico leaves the satire to the professionals at The Onion and the Philadelphia Trumpet.

By fnord12 | September 27, 2012, 1:46 PM | Liberal Outrage