Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected."Apocalypse Now (slightly revised):
The opening scene :
THE END BY THE DOORS
This is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the end. . .
Hotel room in
SaigonDes Moines :
WILLARDMATT ROMNEY JR. (v.o.)
SaigonDes Moines, shit. I'm still only in Des Moines. Every time I think I'm going to wake up back in the jungleStarbucks. But I'm still in Des Moines. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing ... I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a divorce. When I was here I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungleStarbucks. I've been here a week now. Waiting for a mission, getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the bushthat the Venti vanilla sugar-free latte waits on the shelf, it gets stronger. Each time I look around the walls move in a little tighter.
Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted
a missionto go get a latte for my dad, and for my sins they gave me the opportunity. Brought it up to me like room service. "
Two soldiers approach the hotel room :
"Captain Romney ? Are you in there ?"
ROMNEY JR. (v.o.)
"It was a real choice mission, and when it was
over, I'd never want another."
"Whaddya want ?"
"Are you all right Captain ?"
"How does it look like ?"
"We have orders to escort you to the airfield."
"What are the charges ?"
"What I did ?"
"There's no charges, Captain. You have orders to go get your dad a vanilla sugar-free chai latte."
"That's right. Come on captain, you still have a
few hours to get cleaned up.
Dave, give me a hand.
Come on captain, let's take a shower. We'll
gonna take a shower, in we go ..."