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Welcome to the Wonkette stock photo collection!A reporter asked Mitt Romney today where he thought free agent Peyton Manning should play football next season. Ahh, there’s a nice birthday softball question for ya! All he had to say was that he’s a Patriots fan, so he hopes Manning doesn’t play for a team in the same division. This is all he had to say. And he did! But only after going out of his way to say something completely unnecessary, again, that has probably left his campaign manager sobbing for ever accepting such a gig.

Is the idea here to take Jay Leno’s bad jokes before he has the opportunity to use them?

And at one point, Mr. Finebaum asked Mr. Romney, as a New England Patriots fan, where he thought Peyton Manning should go as a free agent, and the candidate highlighted his friendship with football team owners — echoing comments in which he explained his affinity for Nascar by noting he knew the owners of Nascar teams.

“I’m surprised to hear that Denver’s thinking about him,” Mr. Romney said. “I don’t want him in our neck of the woods, let’s put it that way.”

“I’ve got a lot of good friends, the owner of the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets, both owners are friends of mine,” he went on to say. “But let’s keep him away from New England.”

And what kind of fan is “good friends” with the people who run his team’s rivals? You’re supposed to ACTUALLY HATE the human beings in other cities with teams that play your team, in a game. Hate them and want nothing good to happen to them or their families, ever! Mitt Romney has never been to the United States.

[NYT; Image which may or may not be the most photoshopped thing ever, but who cares, via Mitt Romney Is A Tool]

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