Romney calls Brian Williams a boring white guy

posted at 11:21 am on July 27, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

All right, I criticized Romney last night for his Olympics answer, but he deserves kudos for this moment.

Add a bit of this lighter touch to his slight Olympics critique (which wasn’t inaccurate, just clumsy), and he would have been totally fine.

Enjoy!

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Speaking of the Olympics, I hear that FLOTUS is in attendance. Any word on which team she’s rooting for?

MJBrutus on July 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

If anyone could be an authority on boring white guys, it’s Mitt Romney

Dante on July 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

My roomate had a copy of a yellow pages listing from Britain, I believe.

It said:

Boring:
See civil engineers.

TexasDan on July 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Pump the stereotype, Brian- Stay on message

White guys – boring,

Messiah’s – hipster cool, slo jammin

FlaMurph on July 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I am shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, that Williams didn’t ask Romney if he was going to hire a “typical white person”.

ImageSniper on July 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I think Mitt’s insensitive mean-spirited take down of Brian was…well..er..racist and a continued shot in the GOP’s war on women..or something like that.

Don L on July 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Old Fritz on July 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

You forgot the tag about being ‘concerned’ about the way the Republican party is going.

Observe the syllabus.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on July 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Why wasn’t Romney interviewed by one of those scintillating Albino anchors seen on networks such as CNN? That way there could have been a truely boring white guy.

kenny on July 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Good one, Mitt.

magicbeans on July 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Brian Williams; Douchebaggery at its finest.

so-notbuyingit on July 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I think most Americans could care less that Londoners got their panties in a wad over Romney’s comments.

Especially when they keep reminding us backwoods troglodytes that our country pales in comparison to the progressiveness of bending to sharia law.

No to mention the sore-loser comments by London’s mayor (on SLC Olympics) basically proved Romney’s point.

The Ugly American on July 27, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Brian Williams calls nominee “a boring white guy”

Pot calls kettle “black”

Romney nailed it.

petefrt on July 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Mittens: I may have made a few gaffes during this campaign, but I am not going to announce my VP choice while I am oversees.

socalcon on July 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Speaking of the Olympics, I hear that FLOTUS is in attendance. Any word on which team she’s rooting for?

MJBrutus on July 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Any sightings of POTUS at Chicago gay bath houses?

socalcon on July 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Romney calls Brian Williams a boring white guy

Then Brian Williams gives a “touche” and stupid grin…

Brian Williams needs to be TOLD again! ..YO!!.. HEY Brian Williams YOU ARE a boring sack’o’crap white guy!!! And, your schtick is weak !!…

BigSven on July 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Please pardon my ignorance, but seriously, who is Brian Williams? Is he a TV guy? We don’t have TV. Seriously.

Gordy on July 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I can’t stand to look at Brian Williams. His nose is crooked as hell. Plus, he’s a tool.

TXMomof3 on July 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Wasn’t Brian Williams the guy who bowed for Obama?

Terrye on July 27, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Speaking of the Olympics, I hear that FLOTUS is in attendance. …

MJBrutus on July 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

More than “in attendance” — she’s on the equestrian team.

Mary in LA on July 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Too bad he laughed at his own joke. But that’s his insecurity. It would have been far more effective if he’d kept a straight face as he stuck the verbal knife in that assh*le Williams.

rrpjr on July 27, 2012 at 4:59 PM

More than “in attendance” — she’s on the equestrian team.

Mary in LA on July 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Who’s her jockey :-)

MJBrutus on July 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Why the H… do you have an Obama add on the front of this video? You have to listen to 60 seconds of his crap to watch a 20 second Mitt video.

lhuffman34 on July 27, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Speaking of the Olympics, I hear that FLOTUS is in attendance. …

MJBrutus on July 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

More than “in attendance” — she’s on the equestrian team.

Mary in LA on July 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Scratch that. The equine lodged a protest.

AllahsNippleHair on July 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM

AllahsNippleHair on July 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM

BTW, Ann Romney, not FLOTUS (yet) has a thoroughbred in the games. PBHO just sent his nag.

P.S. This is too funny. I saw a bit of Chris Mathews and co, talking about how Mitt “poisoned” the relationship with the UK. No, he didn’t send the queen a mpg player of his speeches. Nothing so crass. But you would think from them, that instead of his less than tactful security remarks he had actually thrown the queen in a headlock and tugged at her hair while screaming, “she’s a man, baby!”

MJBrutus on July 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Winston Churchill, “just another boring white guy”
~Obama

Strike Hornet on July 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Romney hits it right.

LMFAO!

tom daschle concerned on July 27, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I can’t watch Brian Williams anymore without thinking of this every time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLYtHHxTTmc
It’s just so insipid and ridiculous. Plus I hate his crooked face.

quiz1 on July 27, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Brian Williams’ face veers to the right, but his politics veer to the Left.

OxyCon on July 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Actually, not clumsy at all. It makes the point that the news is made up of boring white guys. There’s no more or less diversity in the news than in GOP politics.

princetrumpet on July 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Brian Williams has always seemed a boring Red guy (and DNC hack) to me.

viking01 on July 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

In one clip of this interview Williams implies that Romney is a tax cheat since otherwise he would release all of his tax returns.

Romney should have immediately ended the interview at that point after pointing out that if Williams wants to talk about tax cheats he should look at the Obama administration appointees.

Nomas on July 28, 2012 at 7:12 AM

I quit watching the mainstream media so long ago I wasn’t sure who Brian Williams was. He’s just another political hack reading his script like he’s supposed to. The manistream media’s lies and deceptions exist because you let them.

volsense on July 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

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