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As the Mitt Romney bullying controversy continues to escalate, the Romney campaign is apparently asking his former classmates to step forward and defend the Republican candidate.

They shouldn’t bother with Michael Barone, however. In a video uncovered by Buzzfeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski, the former Cranbrook student (and current conservative pundit and American Enterprise Institute fellow) says that he can’t take Romney seriously, because he remembers him as “kind of a jerk.”

Although, as one of Barone’s fellow panelists notes, at least he’s consistent about it.

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Danziger Draws

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel, and a memoir.

Cruel as this may sound, I'm having a hard time cringing at the internet trolls now going after noisy right-wingers who propagandized against the coronavirus vaccine and then succumbed to the deadly disease.

One was Nick Bledsoe, a car mechanic in Opelika, Alabama. Bledsoe achieved minor celebrity opposing public efforts to contain COVID-19. He petitioned against school mask mandates and turned refusal to get shots into a political statement, negatively linking them to President Joe Biden. Bledsoe died of COVID at age 41, leaving a wife and four children.

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