In 2005, journalist Sridhar Pappu recorded some of Mitt Romney's thoughts on his father, former Michigan governor and presidential candidate George Romney. Romney the Younger adored his father, but he nevertheless acknowledged some imperfections in Romney the Elder — imperfections which, fortunately, he did not inherit:
"He could never tell a joke. My mom was an aspiring actress and an English major ... so I picked up her gift of telling jokes and I love humor, which I get from her."
Wait. Really? Mitt Romney thinks he has a 'gift of telling jokes'? Are we going to have to ... yeah. We're going to have to run the butt-pinching video.
We think that pretty much says all that needs to be said.