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Jul 27, 2012

Romney runs wrong race on ‘Anglo Saxon’ Olympics

Republican almost-nominee Mitt Romney arrived in London to inspect the Olympic city and engage in some Anglo-Saxon dog whistling. It didn't go down all that well.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Silently, mysteriously, the American-made drone appears on the horizon in a foreign land, lumbering towards its target. Guided by machines thousands of miles away, it is without intelligence, morality, discrimination … yes, Mitt Romney is in London.

Yes, the Mittster hit our fair city yesterday, and in less than 12 hours had nearly managed to create an international incident between the US and the UK, something which would be like Cyprus not voting for Greece in Eurovision.

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26 thoughts on “Romney runs wrong race on ‘Anglo Saxon’ Olympics

  1. Andrew McMillen

    Utterly brilliant, Guy. Thanks.

  2. paddy

    Damn you Rundle!
    Didn’t even make it past the first para, before coffee started spraying out my nose.
    Today’s effort was a multiple keyboard killer.

  3. ianjohnno1

    Multiple bullseyes. Ouch!
    We can hear the howls of pain and outrage here in Oz.
    First class, thankyou.

  4. mikeb

    Pttanggg – sound of the arrow hitting MR between the eyes.

  5. Maire Mannik

    Yes Churchill was a racist, imperialist, misogynist, self-obsessed religious bigot drunk. He was of course also responsible for the slaughter at Gallipoli. Yet prawns like Abbott and Howard revere him as a hero.

  6. Pedantic, Balwyn

    Rundle cops plenty of criticism, but every now and then he turns something brilliant. This such a time.

  7. Holden Back

    Nah, MikeB that noise is the handle of the rake Romney’s just stepped on hitting him between the eyes. The snigger in the background is Guy Rundle.

  8. Rourke

    … or maybe he just stumbled over saying ‘Anglo-American’?

    (Have to agree with his intrinsic inability to empathise though)

  9. Nick the Hippy

    A beautiful first sentence.

  10. [email protected]

    Nice to see such an elegant lack of restraint, no garbled message here

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