Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Mitt Romney Ain't No Queer
So I'm watching the Super Tuesday results, and one thing that has struck me as funny is when they show the electoral map for the Republicans and who's won which state. They're the Republicans, so they have to be marked in red, but to differentiate between McCain, Romney, and Huckabee, they have to shade them. Huckabee's like a scarlet red, Romney's a dark maroon, and McCain is a dark orange. First of all, it's super confusing because all the colors look alike from a distance so it makes it impossible to know at a quick glance who's won what. Over on the Dems' side, Obama's a proper royal blue while Hillary's a North Carolinian powder blue, which is much easier to decipher. Of course, you immediately realize that the Republicans could never do the equivalent of that because that would entail one of them going pink. Pink! Out of the question! No Republican is going to assent to being the rose-colored queerball hue on the national map. If they see any color lighter than ruby on that map, there's going to be hell to pay, you hear? What makes it all the more depressing is that I'm 90% sure a conversation like that has actually happened.