Political Animal


November 03, 2012 9:01 AM Mitt Romney lands a big endorsement …

By Kathleen Geier

… albeit in the not-exactly-crucial demographic of cartoon villains and their amusingly creepy sidekicks. To paraphrase Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo, they’re fictional, but you can’t have everything!

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee


  • jon on November 03, 2012 9:26 AM:

    Better than Meatloaf.

  • hells littlest angel on November 03, 2012 9:30 AM:

    I wonder if Smithers is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans.

  • c u n d gulag on November 03, 2012 9:45 AM:

    Has Snidely Whiplash given his endorsment yet?
    Or is David Frum the token Canadian villain allowed to chime in on his support for Mitt?

    And how about Boris Badinoff and Natasha Fatale?
    I would think that Mitt having called Russia our #1 Geopolitical foe might get them excited!

    And how about villains like Simon Bar Sinister or Riff Raff?
    After all, even after '08, Obama's still the "Underdog."

  • N.Wells on November 03, 2012 10:05 AM:

    Obama full of truth and energy:

  • Al on November 03, 2012 10:05 AM:

    "The Simpsons" is a sad portrayal of a dysfunctional liberal family. Mr Burns is one of the few positive role models. Naturally liberals want to discredit him and his message.

  • Mrs Mitt on November 03, 2012 10:14 AM:

    Whoohoo! Mitt just got endorsed from SNL "Pathological Liar" - "Yeah...that's the ticket!"

  • Nancy cadet on November 03, 2012 10:20 AM:

    I just heard a clip of former mayor (and attack dog/hack) Rudy Guiliani saying at a Romney rally" Americans may have died because of incompetence in the White House." wow, he just finally condemned Bush & Cheney, not to mention Christine Whitman, who claimed lower Manhattan /WTC air was safe immediately after 9/11.

  • c u n d gulag on November 03, 2012 10:35 AM:

    Nancy cadet,
    Rudy "9/11 - IOKIYAR" Guiliani convenienty forgets his pals W and Dickie, and that they had ample reason to be impeached - let alone resign..
    He also can't find fault with his hero Ronnie's handling of Lebanon, when 240+ Marines died in an attack.
    And, of course, it's not HIS fault HE built the Emergency Response Center in the WTC, which had already had a terrorist attack. The Liberals MADE him do it!

    But, '4 dead in Libya?'
    Ah, the President MUST resign

    I'm surprised he didn't start to sing:
    Tinpot Dictators and Obama's apologizing,
    America's always on our own.
    This fall I hear the drumming,
    Four dead in Benghazi.

    Gotta get down to it
    Terrorists are gunning Ambassador's down.
    Obama should have resigned long ago!

    I know the the Tri-state area is short of resources, but I think we all need to chip in, and give Rudy a gigantic cup of STFU!

    No shame... No shame... No shame...

  • emjayay on November 03, 2012 11:27 AM:

    Wait a minute, that's definitely not real Al or even fake Al, but obviously fake fake Al. Or totally different Al.

  • Dude on November 03, 2012 1:42 PM:

    Meat Romney vs Bar-ocoli Obama! Pure comedy gold!

  • Keith M Ellis on November 03, 2012 6:24 PM:

    I'm surprised to see that the writers/animators show the same electoral map as I've predicted (I'm nobody, it's just my personal prediction to family and friends). It's close to Silver's, but I give Virginia to Romney, but Colorado to Obama — a split I'm not seeing many people predict, and arguably the opposite of the polling (Virginia is polling slightly more toward Obama than is Colorado). My reasoning is the underpolling of the hispanic vote and, well, just some probably irrational-bias about Virginia (I'm having some trouble assimilating that's it's going blue). That's a 290-248 map, by the way.