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Watch: 'Mad Men' Takes A Jab At Romney

2 April 2012 6:09 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

In last night's episode, Henry Francis calls Gop presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's father a "clown."

Caution: This article contains plot details of Season 5, Episode 3 of "Mad Men."

Francis is heard telling someone on the phone that he won't let his boss go to Michigan "because Romney is a clown and I don't want him standing next to him."

The Romney in question is the late George Romney, Mitt's father and the governor of Michigan in 1966 (the year in which this season takes place). Henry Francis, Betty's second husband, plays a political staffer. Though Mediaite describes his position as that of a "political advisor to New York City Mayor John Lindsay," he's actually the director of public relations for New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, per the show's website.

The quip came at a tense moment in Episode 3, the second week of the season (the first week featured a double episode »

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Mad Men Takes A Swipe At Mitt Romney’s Father, Calls Him A ‘Clown’

1 April 2012 9:11 PM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

AMC's Mad Men got topical Sunday night with a dig at Republican hopeful Mitt Romney's father. Supporting character Henry Francis, the Director of Public Relations and Research for then-New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, took a swipe at George Romney, then-Governor of Michigan. "Well, tell Jim his honor's not going to Michigan," Francis snaps. "Because Romney's a clown and I don't want him standing next to him." »

- James Crugnale

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Happy days are here again

2 February 2012 6:10 PM, PST | blogs.suntimes.com/ebert | See recent Roger Ebert's Blog news »

For me the best news produced by the Florida primary was Newt Gingrich's vow to take his fight all the way to the floor of this year's Republican convention. It has been way too long since a national political convention was more than a coronation stage-managed by public relations experts. It seems likely that Mitt Romney will be this year's Gop nominee, although with the party's revolving-door Surges of the Week we can never be sure. It is unlikely to be any of the other remaining candidates, although Ron Paul may use his pledged delegates to win a speaking slot. I'll enjoy that. He has the rare quality of talking turkey, and is funnier than his rivals. He is, in fact, the only candidate in either party who is likely to say something unexpected (on purpose) every time he speaks.

Newt is a seasoned politician and surely doesn't believe »

- Roger Ebert

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