From the Salt Lake Tribune, about the 122nd Gridiron Club dinner:
Chicago Tribune’s Mark Silva went to the actual dinner and reports that Romney’s musical show “claimed the prize for professional politician with the most to lose, uh, offer.” Romney brought out a couple banjo players and sang, “Friends in Low Places.”
“When the polls are down, Karl Rove chases our blues away, says we’ll be OK.”
“Giuliani’s all wrong,” he sang. “He’s been pro-choice too long. I know, because I’ve been there before. . . . It won’t go to Barack. . . Clinton’s made it a lock.” But: “It’s not the Dems’ hour . . . . We’ve got staying power.”
How I desperately wish I could’ve heard that.
CHARLES adds: Funny how that jibes with the recent AP article on the candidates’ “hidden talents:”
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: “Auctioneering. Bull riding (once in college.)”
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “Listening.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: “Voice impersonations of dozens of celebrities.”
California Rep. Duncan Hunter: “Making rifle scabbards out of leather.”
Arizona Sen. John McCain: “Barbecue grill chef.”
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: “Singing.”
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: “After 30 years in politics, there is no talent that has not been exploited.”
After I read that, I thought two things. First, I want to hear Governor Romney sing. Second, good answer, Congressman Tancredo!