Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Grapes of Wrath

Unemployment has been hard on Mitt Romney. Why with all the 100 dollar bills in his wallet, Mitt couldn't find a 1 spot to give to a young boy.

As he worked the tables at Brewery Bar, a Mexican joint in an Aurora strip mall, Romney was loose and appeared at ease, posing for pictures, signing baseball hats and dipping into a bowl of guacamole.

At one table, a boy offered Romney a $1 bill that he had folded origami-style for good luck. The candidate happily accepted it, but then rifled through his wallet looking for money to give the boy in return. Romney had a $100 bill, but evidently did not want to give that away. An aide handed him a $1 bill, but Romney said that wasn’t enough.

Then, deep inside his leather billfold, Romney found a $5 bill. “We’ll give you an Abraham Lincoln back,” he said, handing it to the boy.

I don't know about you, but Mitt having trouble finding a bill worth less than $100 reminds me of Henry Fonda's "I'll Be There" scene from the Grapes of Wrath.

When I corporation needs a tax subsidy
Mitt will be there.
When a woman can't get an abortion
Mitt will be there.
When the base of the Republican Party needs to be pandered to
Mitt will be there.
When a coherent explanation on policy is needed
Mitt's press secretary will be there.

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