Posted: 06/23/14 20:03
by Dave Mindeman
The Brad Pitt of the Republican Party.
Can you imagine that? Politico, apparently getting bored with John McCain tirades about Iraq, has a feature article about Stewart Mills III and his run for Congress in the 8th. They applied the label in the first sentence.
Brad Pitt - Stewart Mills III...really?
We know the GOP is trying to change its image....after all, this picture is the face of the current Minnesota GOP...
But what is the difference between those characters and Stewart Mills III?
A bit longer hair? A willingness to wear something other than business attire? (or the Packers shirt? Grrrrr...) Maybe. But you know what? That's it. That's the extent of the differences for this "new image" guy.
He's farther right on guns. Wants more guns in the schools. He's an ardent anti-abortion advocate. Refuses to talk about same sex marriage, but he doesn't state any support for it. What's different?
In fact, Politico asked him that question...
Mills was asked by POLITICO to explain what he meant by his oft-repeated refrain that he's a different kind of Republican.
Pretty direct question. What say you, Mr. Mills, the III?
"In a few different senses; certainly my appearance is one part of it," was his first reply, before he went on to cite his business experience and status as a political outsider. He is the scion of a prominent local family that founded the successful Mills Fleet Farm chain, which sells sporting goods, among other wares.
His appearance? That's it? And "status as a political outsider"? His way of saying he's a rookie. First timer. Rich business guy, buying his way into Congress. A member of the 1% running to protect the 1%.
If Republicans think that slightly longer locks is the "new image" in Republican politics, then they have some more work to do.