Hollywood constantly has its thumb on the political scale.
Whether it’s late night talk show hosts, SNL, or sitcoms, the political pressure always heads in one direction:
Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men” — the popular drama about an ad agency in the 1960s — gave a nod to the current political scene, with one character taking a not-so-subtle jab at the father of 2012 Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.
Character Henry Francis, a Republican political aide who had worked for New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in previous seasons, is shown fielding a request for his new boss — strongly hinted to be New York City Mayor John Lindsay — to travel to Michigan to appear with then-Gov. George Romney.
“Well, tell Jim his honor’s not going to Michigan. Because Romney’s a clown and I don’t want him standing next to him,” Francis responds.
I can’t wait for the episode where they mock Obama’s father.