* Mitt Romney hears Wisconsin voters loud and clear: Let our houses burn down!
* A guy who was escorted away from a Romney event for screaming "Liar!" through a megaphone over and over again feels that he was disrespected by security guards.
* Florida Gov. Rick Scott is less popular with everyday people than a professional basketball player. That's got to hurt!
* Mitt Romney discovers charming new pastry thing called — and don't quote me on this — a doughnut?
Tags: Basketball, Education, Florida, Law & Order, Mitt Romney, Pork Barrel, Rick Scott, Sports, Wisconsin
Over the years, Mitt Romney has worn many hats. He's worn a pro-life hat and a pro-choice hat. He's worn a brightly-colored gay-friendly hat and a dark foreboding not-so-gay-friendly hat. He's worn the finely-tailored silk riding cap of a multi-millionaire and the gas-station-bought threadbare baseball cap of the working man. He's even worn the black cowboy hat of a criminal…
And, as we're just finding out, back in his college days he wore the dark-blue head gear of a police officer. Literally…
When Mitt Romney was a college freshman, he told fellow residents of his Stanford University dormitory that he sometimes disguised himself as a police officer – a crime in many states, including Michigan and California, where he then lived. And he had the uniform on display as proof…
Said [fellow student Robin] Madden in a recent interview, "He told us that he had gotten the uniform from his father," George Romney, then the Governor of Michigan, whose security detail was staffed by uniformed troopers. "He told us that he was using it to pull over drivers on the road. He also had a red flashing light that he would attach to the top of his white Rambler."
In Madden's recollection, confirmed by his wife Susan, who also attended Stanford during those years, "we thought it was all pretty weird. We all thought, 'Wow, that's pretty creepy.'"
I don't actually think this revelation is particularly relevant to this year's election, but I am thinking that my presidential slash-fiction is about to get a whole lot more interesting…
His senses still wrapped heavily in a thick verdant blanket of marijuana smoke, strong and taut Barry Obama pulled his car over to the side of the road. His heart pounded in his chest as he watched through the rear view mirror as the tall lean young man in police officer blues approached his car. Once there, the officer motioned with his hand for the window to be rolled down. Barry rolled the glass half-way down and coyly asked, "How far down do you want it?"
Officer Romney leaned leaned over, flashed a winning grin and commanded, "Go all the way down."
Barry was helpless but to obey.
Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Education, Law & Order, Mitt Romney
"While some of these investors aren't the brightest knives in the drawer, they're not complete idiots over a long period of time." - Jonathan Macey, Professor of Corporate Law at Yale University, on private equities companies like Bain Capital
Jon Stewart's interview with Prof. Jonathan Macey continues after the jump.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.
Tags: Bain Capital, Corporations, Education, Jon Stewart, Jonathan Macey, Law & Order, The Daily Show, Video
* All this press that Michele Bachmann's been receiving must really be getting to Sarah Palin, because she has now quit quitting her national non-campaign bus tour.
* Apparently, Palin's bus is being sucked in by the gravitation pull of all the TV cameras descending upon Iowa.
* "Can Ron Paul win it all in Iowa?" Short answer: No. Long answer: Nooooooooooooo.
* American Bar Association wants stricter rules for lobbying. Time to have Congress shut these guys down, huh?
Tags: Barack Obama, Iowa, Iowa Straw Poll, Law & Order, Lobbyists, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, The Onion, Transportation
Everybody loves following the law, right? But where do they come from? For years and years, mankind has speculated about from where our speed limits, jaywalking directives and murder-in-the-face prohibitions have sprung. Some have suggested they were carried down from a big book in the heavens by a giant bird. Others say the bird was actually a reptile leathery. Still others say the wings were more of a pleather-like like material. Will these arguments have no end?
No! They will not have no end! Because something called the Design for America contest had a category called "How a Bill Becomes a Law" which led to this winning flowchart which is way to big to post up here on the blog in its entirety but is still a very interesting thing to read all the same…
Read the whole thing.
Tags: House of Representatives, Law & Order, Lobbyists, Senate