A Picture Says 1000 Words: Survivor Edition

One wonders why any Republican politician would want to be associated with this image.

Byron York wondered on Twitter this morning if it wasn’t time for a Republican politician to call the bluff of various musicians who challenge candidaates’ right to use licensed music at campaign events. The linked NYT article doesn’t shed any new light on the controversy but the accompanying picture did:

One wonders why any Republican politician would want to be associated with this image.

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  1. I am not sure which is worse the leather pants or the Bruce Jenner shorts

  2. I dunno, the guy in the middle looks like he might suddenly start screaming “WOLVERINES!” at any momment. That’s pretty GOP, isn’t it?

  3. jd says:

    Quite the conundrum. How to appear cool without associating too closely with the sources of ‘cool’. It’s insincere, and the content creators should feel resentment about it.

  4. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    Byron York? Twitter??

    In any event, given Romney’s wealthy upbringing and his patrician aura it would be apropos for him at campaign events to walk to the stage accompanied by Pink Floyd’s “Money.” For Obama I would suggest the theme from “Shaft,” or Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly.”

  5. MarkedMan says:

    I’m old enough to know that someday, American men will be wearing those shorts again. Me, circa 1985: ’well at least we can be sure that no one will ever wear flaired pants/suede boots/mini skirts/ridiculously high-heeled shoes/buddy holly glasses ever again”