The person who asked Mitt Romney’s senior aide the question that elicited the “Etch A Sketch” response was not a reporter, but rather a comedian who happened to be a guest on CNN’s Starting Point, according to Slate.com‘s Dave Weigel. While Eric Fehrnstrom’s response is destined to have a life of its own, comedian John Fugelsang’s response to Weigel’s interview had several noteworthy comments, such as:
“I’ve gotten so accustomed to outrageous claims from the Romney campaign going unchecked that I honestly didn’t think most of the media would pick up on it…. I thought it was a fair question and he gave an admirably honest answer. Hence the irony that the Romney campaign is finally catching it because someone told the truth.”
“I do feel that the subsequent furor has been fair. Anyone who’s ever lost a loved one to breast cancer should be outraged that a guy who once donated thousands to Planned Parenthood is now boasting that he’s going to destroy it.”
Once again, it is the jesters of the realm who so quickly hone in on the truth.