Ahh, Shepard. Sometimes, you know just what to say.
"...That from Mitt Romney. ...Politics is weird. And creepy. And now, I know, lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality."
Shep's aghast-yet-resigned reaction to Mitt Romney's kindly statement on Newt's exit is a (hilariously) cogent reminder that only in the political realm could two people viciously bombard one another with verbal insults, ranging from attacks on each other's careers and personal finances to their families and innermost beliefs, in public no less, and then turn around and get all bromance-y for the sake of a common goal. Strange business, this.
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