Quote of the week

Senator John Thune endorsed Mitt Romney for President, citing among other things Romney’s work at organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, prompting this analysis from Smitty:

[H]aving led the Olympics may be the optimal pro-Mitt argument:

  • The Olympics and the U.S. government both claim to be about some idealized notion of humanity, yet mercilessly exploit the youngest segment of society.
  • Both organizations are ruled by a core elite that re-distributes wealth wherever they go.
  • Neither outfit seems to produce anything of actual economic value.

And both tend to produce the maximum level of pomp and circumstance in even-numbered years, now that I think about it.



  1. GradualDazzle »

    26 November 2011 · 11:56 am

    Posted to FB. That is brilliant.

  2. CGHill »

    26 November 2011 · 12:12 pm

    Mr Smith will be so pleased.

  3. Brian J. »

    26 November 2011 · 3:16 pm

    And he got the job done, unlike the current President.

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