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Time Names Mitt Romney Man of the Year 1912

10:40 am - 12/20/2012

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In an extraordinary gesture of recognition for a losing Presidential nominee, Time magazine today named former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney Man of the Year 1912.

In a press release explaining its decision, Time’s editorial board wrote, “Even though his quest for the Presidency was unsuccessful, Mr. Romney’s ideas about foreign policy, taxation, wealth inequality, and women’s rights typified the year 1912 as no one else has.”

In giving Mr. Romney the nod, Time said that he beat out such other candidates for Man of the Year 1912 as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Edward Smith, captain of the Titanic.

“It was very close between Romney and the Titanic guy, but we gave it to Romney because it took him slightly longer to sink,” Time wrote.

Mr. Romney could not be reached for comment, a spokesman said, because he was travelling around the world visiting his money.

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16thcentmargot 20th-Dec-2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
otana 20th-Dec-2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
executivehpfan 20th-Dec-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
hobnailedboots 20th-Dec-2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
his ship has sailed tbh
cuterabbit33 20th-Dec-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
heeheehee. nicely played.
cordelia_gray 20th-Dec-2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
moonbladem 20th-Dec-2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
randomtasks 20th-Dec-2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
This is awesome.
thesilverymoon 20th-Dec-2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
lmao I actually just snorted. This is glorious.
dhamphir 20th-Dec-2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
sihaya09 20th-Dec-2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
The facial expression change from slack-jawed "WTF" to raucous laughter almost gave me wiplash.
wingstar102 20th-Dec-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
I think I hurt myself laughing so hard from this. Well done!
ellonwye 20th-Dec-2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
I was about to rage but then I understood
mskye 20th-Dec-2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
Time Magazine? More like Time Magazing!
thecityofdis 20th-Dec-2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
this comment made me laugh harder than the original article.
halfshellvenus 20th-Dec-2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! I think 1952 is more his era, but still-- satire is always worthy. :D
aviv_b 20th-Dec-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Bwahahhaha! You have no idea how much I needed a good laugh today.
browneyedguuurl 20th-Dec-2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
I lol'd. Would lol again.
oudeteron 20th-Dec-2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
a_phoenixdragon 20th-Dec-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
OMG. This is hilarious. Is this The Onion?

wrestlingdog 20th-Dec-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
The Borowitz Report, a satirical news site similar to The Onion.
shhh_its_s3cr3t 20th-Dec-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
LOL! Classic and so freaking true. Also Mitt should be up for a Nobel Science Prize or something..just for the idea of putting windows that open on those big flying machines! Fresh air and all is good for you!

Needed this laugh so badly! TY!
gashinenai 20th-Dec-2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
pamuya 21st-Dec-2012 01:19 am (UTC)
mte minho
moonshaz 21st-Dec-2012 12:00 am (UTC)
"Mr. Romney could not be reached for comment, a spokesman said, because he was travelling around the world visiting his money."

Cannot. Stop. Laughing. :D
zydrate 21st-Dec-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Put a smile on my face, but then, any reminder of him not winning tends to do that.
snarkbite 21st-Dec-2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Exactly this. :)
the_physicist 21st-Dec-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Saw title and scrolled down to the tags to find the onion tag which I was sure was gonna be there XD.

1912 was the year my grandmother was born - wouldn't want her year of birth given to Romney. :-P I do like the line about Romney being busy on travels to visit his money...
deleriumd 21st-Dec-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
Today has been one of the worst days of my life. Seeing this was the first thing that made me smile. Thank you OP.
londonsquare 21st-Dec-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I hope your tomorrow looks better, bb.
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