And That’s the Rest of the Story…

Wondering what Mitt Romney is up to today?

Oh, don’t lie. Sure you are!

Paul Harvey, the 89-year-old radio host who just oozes heartland in his folksy, twice daily news and comment broadcasts, is taking a couple of weeks off for medical reasons.

And Romney, the one-time actual presidential candidate, and sometimes mentioned potential vice-presidential candidate, is filling in today. One man’s pitch-perfect casting is another’s golly-gee-willikers blindness to irony.

At Harvey’s website, you can stream Mitt’s broadcasts, in all their forced chuckle glory. For example:

“Would you believe the Detroit Tigers finally won a game? And would you believe it was my Red Sox who were the losers!?”

As The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder points out, Harvey has a weekly audience of 22 million. I wonder how many vote?

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Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.