Carville: GOP Adults Want ‘Children’ to Behave Themselves
erein lies your problem. You’ve got Karl Rove, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, George Will, Mitch Daniels, Jeb Bush, and all the rest of ‘em in the dining room. Out on the front porch is Sarah Palin, Newt, the Ricks (Santorum and Perry), Michele Bachmann, and Donald Trump.
The adults have been trying to wire this thing up for some time and the children just won’t behave on the front porch. You’ve got Santorum sneaking upstairs checking the medicine cabinet to see who is taking birth control pills.
Let’s not forget, just as Thanksgiving dinner was over we all had to get together under the oak tree in the front yard for the family photograph. And this was the ’50s, we just did as we were told. But when you guys organize the family photo shoot in Tampa this coming August you are gonna have a hell of a time getting all of the children to line up for the picture.
Sarah is not too happy about the way that you look at her. In fact, she has expressed a willingness to help out in Tampa by indicating her willingness to serve as your party’s nominee. And if it is possible for George Will to get any whiter than he is, he will certainly turn to some shade of John McCain.
Then you’ve got the problem of Newt out at the children’s table. He doesn’t play well with others. And it is gonna be hard to get him in line for the family photo. Newt is the kind of guy who can’t seem to get the proper amount of attention and he’s not the “go along to get along” type.
I see from the news that Mitt has sent his super PAC goons to snatch up little Ricky Santorum and take him behind the woodshed for a little “chat.” That ought to keep him subdued through Michigan. But that child has built up a lot of resentment over the years and has proven to be quite pesky. My guess is that you could have more trouble ahead with Santorum. He is what my aunt would refer to as a “difficult” child.