John McCain And Mitt Romney Suddenly Best Friends!

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Now that Hillary is “out,” we will devote our full attention towards getting Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket and saving humor forever! And it looks like progress is being made on that front, according to Time‘s Mark Halperin, who knows these terrible things.

“The big surprise has been the bond developing between McCain and onetime rival Mitt Romney. As a competitor, the former Massachusetts governor clearly irritated McCain, but observers say the two now get along famously, with one insider terming them ‘alpha males’ who have moved past their earlier conflicts. One source says that while a group of vice-presidential contenders were enjoying adult beverages recently at McCain’s Arizona ranch, the host went out of his way to offer the teetotaling Romney some coffee. Mormons don’t drink coffee either, but the gesture was noted.”

Silly Mark Halperin, John McCain obviously knew that Mitt considered coffee an “adult beverage” as well, so he really just “went out of his way” to mock him, like an asshole. But still! Friends!

OK, good, there’s momentum now for this to happen, so let’s show our hand: Your associate editor will contribute $30 to the John McCain Campaign if WALNUTS! selects Mittens, that majestic hybrid of transparent slime and utter harmlessness, as his vice president. No — $32!

(And then it will be billed to Ken Layne!)

Parsing the Veepstakes [The Page]

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  • StuckBetweenStations

    “Adult Beverages?” It was nice of McCain to offer to share his metamucil.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Your sacrifices for the sake of humor make Jeebus look like a chump.

  • TJBeck


    I will donate up to 20 US dollars to make this happen.

  • Hart88

    Oh good, we can start busting on Jesus Jammies again.

  • Son of Mark Penn

    This is why Romney could never be a Democrat, he can’t sip lattes.

  • TJBeck

    Let’s try to earn enough for a blimp that says PICK MITTENS!

    I know, let’s have a show!

  • Gopherit v2.0

    Yeah, an Arizona Senator who knows nothing about Mormons. McCain was just punking Romney. Romney’ll get
    the last laugh when the presumptive nominee up and dies before the convention.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    I read in the medical report for McCain that he went to the doctors office with his young wife and the doctor asked for a sperm sample, urine sample and a stool sample.

    McCain couldn’t hear what the doctor said and asked his wife what he said. His wife yelled into his ear, “He needs one of your used diapers!”

  • nhunter

    McCain/Romney would be a dream ticket as far as I’m concerned. Watching McCain having to pretend to like Mittens, watching that vein on his forehead throb and his teeth grinding whenever Romney spoke. Oh, that would be sweet!

  • tunamelt

    I would want to root for this ticket, for the hilarity, but both the desire to have control over my uterus and a love of casual sex, creates a sincere fear of the possibility of this ticket succeeding.

  • uncletravelingmatt

    “Maverick and Mormon Seek Youth Vote”. Yeah, this can’t lose.

  • TJBeck

    Even McCain thinks Romney is “hysterical”:

  • Electric Zen

    I’m supporting Cal Thomas for the vice-presidential nomination.

    Only Cal, the greatest living American, had the courage to observe Barack and Michelle’s fist-bump Tuesday night and call it what it really is: “Hezbollah style fist-jabbing”!

    It’s no surprise that that in this Muslim-controlled media environment this insight was mysteriously edited out of this article afterward, but it has been thankfully immortalized in the comments section below:

    Down with Mitt! Cal Thomas thinks one wife is enough, thank you very much!

  • TJBeck

    If McCain forgives Mittens, would that be considered amnesty?

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …do you think that Mittens will let McCain use some of his spray tan? It would offset the color of his teeth!

  • Uncle Al

    …..”with one insider terming them ‘alpha males’ “……

    Grampaw Simpson is an alpha male? Maybe 50 years ago.

  • TJBeck
  • TGY

    Oh, hey, yeah, this is like how WALNUTS! got along famously with W until he stabbed him in the back to distance himself for his campaign. John McCain: kiss you or kill you, there’s no other option. WALNUTS STABNATION!

    Funny how the Straight Talk Express can take drive down many roads at once.

  • Sussemilch

    Maverick and Goose-step.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …the NEVER ending reel of “flip-flops” will give Democratic 527’s groups enough material to start their own channel on cable.

  • Advocatus_Diaboli

    Oh, lord, get these two a room. If ever a couple of flip-flopping pandas were meant for each other.

    Mitt: I’m the top. I’ve always been a top.

    WALNUTS!: I’m a bottom, bitch.

    Mitt: I’m a bottom, I’ve always been a bottom.

    WALNUTS!: Fuck you, trollop cunt, I’m a top.

  • Tits_LaRue

    I’ve got the new theme song for the Yawntastic Duo:

    We Love London
    We Hate France
    Romney’s Magic Underpants!
    Are They Blue Or Are They Pink?
    I Don’t Know But McCain’s Diapers Stink!

    Yes, I know, this is not Age and/or Crazy Space Cult Religion Transcendence…

  • ReelectTilden

    He can’t pick Mitt. No one could possibly survive being Vice President without caffiene or alcohol.

  • floraway

    Do you think that he’ll sing “who let the dogs out” each time he sees the Obamas?

  • widestanceromancer

    OMG–this is the first time I’ve been able to log back onto the new Wonkette. I shall now be banned for shouting out Tourette’s-like with absolutely no relevance to this post.

    Give a wide stance, the romance is back.

  • Anonymous Office Zombie

    This sounds like a win-win propostion for both of them. If they lose the election, they can always pitch themselves as next summer blockbuster buddy cop duo. Although, McCain might have trouble adjusting this radical new development of the talking picture…

  • Gopherit v2.0

    [re=8283]ReelectTilden[/re]: Don’t forget tobacco.

    And whores.

  • Iggy Plop

    Great. Thanks. I’d just stopped waking up nights in a cold sweat at the thought that someone as effin’ scary as Mittens might actually get the Republican nomination.

  • RacerMex

    [re=8263]uncletravelingmatt[/re]: Does this mean Mitt is Goose or IceMan?

  • Condiments-Only Diet

    [re=8259]nhunter[/re]: Not to mention his pulsating cheek pouch.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Shouldn’t Mittens be tending to the recent reunification with his spiritual children in Texas?

  • jagorev

    For Republican nominees, I assume that “adult beverage” means the blood of freshly slain babies?

  • Jewdishoowary Square

    [re=8283]ReelectTilden[/re]: That’s what Oxycontin is for.

  • BigLar

    It seems that Cal has gone back and done some editing. The references to Barack and Michelle’s “Hezbollah style fist-jabbing” fist-bump Tuesday night has disappeared. The only references to it are in the comments section now. Way to stand by your story, Cal. Ass.

  • Imagine42

    Great, Jim. Now I’ll have to contribute $32 each to Ron Paul’s campaign and Ralph Nader’s campaign, just to cancel you out.

  • Vanity Smurf

    What’s left of Tag’s inheritance continues to be imperiled. Nice.

  • weirdiowasculpture

    I pledge $100 if McCain picks Mittens as VEEP. And if Mittens promises to go back to Florida and stand around awkwardly with a bunch of black people making incomprehensible “who let the dogs out” jokes with a frozen smile and a look in his eyes that says “Please Mormon Jesus don’t let them rape me,” I’ll make it $200.

  • uncletravelingmatt

    [re=8292]RacerMex[/re]: Thanks. I just imagined WALNUTS and Mittens at a Girl Scout Meeting.

    Mittens: “You can be my wingman any time . . .”

  • RaptorAvatar

    [re=8279]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: WALNUTS! has to be whipped and caged like Romney’s Irish Setter (since Vietnam is the only place he feels emotionally safe) in order to even get hard.

  • Mabalz Izhari

    There is an actual Mormon cookbook called “Green Jello, Funeral Potatoes and Other Secret Combinations”. Good times are in store for the next White House chef if this douche-deuce gets in.

  • weaselplasty

    [re=8248]StuckBetweenStations[/re]: ay-oooh!

    maybe its just me but i really can’t imagine a more awkward fireside-chat pairing than walnuts! and mittens.

  • Humble Pi

    Actually, ‘alpha males’ is somewhat appropriate. I’ve always associated McAncient with a chest-thumping silverback.

    As for adult beverages, doesn’t Cindy’s distributorship handle the Ensure account?

  • Imagine42

    [re=8317]weaselplasty[/re]: Joe Biden and Ron Paul?

  • AxmxZ

    I object to giving Walnuts any money, even as a symbolic gestue.

  • weaselplasty

    [re=8331]Imagine42[/re]: no, ’cause that would be friggin’ hilarious. much like my beloved “mclaughlin group.” with romney and mccain, only one would be drunk, which seems more abusive than funny.

  • Cicada

    [re=8269]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Hey, you can’t blame McCain for his yellow teeth. It’s really hard to whiten those wooden dentures!

    I would love to see Mittens and McNasty against that lovely lime-jello green backdrop his campaign is rockin’.
    Mittens would be the carrot to McNasty’s cottage cheese.

  • WadISay

    As a competitor, the former Massachusetts governor clearly irritated McCain, but…

    If McCain is going to eliminate everyone who ever irritated him, the only running mates left are going to be slutty lady lobbyists.

  • Tits_LaRue

    [re=8342]weaselplasty[/re]: god I love the McLaughlin group:
    “Who would make a better President: Obama or McCain?”
    “I think McCain would….”
    WRONG! Obama will be a better President! BYE-BYE!

  • ReelectTilden

    [re=8288]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Fuck, yes. What’s the point of being VP without all those perks?

  • Johnny_Zhivago

    I don’t buy it, McCain is sure to pick a female to insure angry Amazons come over to his side for sure.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=8425]Johnny_Zhivago[/re]: Coulter for VEEP!

  • weaselplasty

    best ticket ever? obama/reno.

  • economywine

    who was it that said you can’t trust a man who doesn’t drink…

  • Bill_TX

    “Adult beverages”. Were they drinking lemonade nude?

  • Not_So_Much

    McCain looks like hell in this pic. He should stay out of the sun, what with all teh cancerz he has and stuff…